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Landes, Joseph I.

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Landes, Joseph I.
March 16, 2007 03:39PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, p. 379.

JUDGE JOSEPH I. LANDES, was born January 3, 1836, in Christian County,
Ky. His father, Isaac Landes, was born in Rockingham County, Va., on
the 4th of October, 1796. The parents of Isaac, who were of German
origin, removed from Virginia about 1805, and settled in Muhlenburg
[sic] County, Ky., where they afterward died and where Isaac grew to
maturity. About 1822 he came to Christian County, and in 1824 was
married to Miss Susannah, daughter of Joseph and ELizabeth (Summers)
Kelly. This family came from Virginia about 1800 and made settlement in
Bourbon County, Ky., four years later removing to Christian County,
where they died. Elizabeth (Summers) Kelly is remembered as possessing
rare literary ability, though not a scholastic education. Susannah
(Kelly) Landes was born in Bourbon County, Ky., March 3, 1803. She was
the mother of five children: Catherine E. (wife of James Rutherford of
Hopkinsville), born in 1828; Susannah (who died in early childhood),
born in 1830; Benjamin D., now of Logan County, born in 1834; the
subject of this sketch, and Samuel J., of Atlanta, Ga., born in 1843.
Joseph I. received his educational training in the schools of
Hopkinsville, and Hardinsburg, after which he studied law in the
University of Virginia at Charlottesville. In 1858 he was licensed to
practice by Judges Stites and Duvall, of the Kentucky Court of Appeals,
and at once engaged in practice at Hopkinsville. He has served the city
of Hopkinsville four years as Judge and for the same length of time was
County Attorney. He is a member of the Hopkinsville Lodge, No. 37, A.
F. & A. M., Oriental Chapter, No. 14, and of the Royal Arcanum; he is
also a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church. Judge Landes was
married in Columbus, Ohio, April 27, 1865, to Miss Mary McD. Carter,
daughter of Dr. F. Carter of that city. Her mother, Anna (Starling)
Carter, was a daughter of William and Polly (McDowell) Starling.
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