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Wise, Joseph A.

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Wise, Joseph A.
March 15, 2007 12:11PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Edmonson County.

JOSEPH A. WISE was born December 20, 1849, near Cromwell, Ohio Co., Ky.
He is second in a family of three children, two of whom are living. His
parents, Philip and Elizabth (Glazebrook) Wise, were both members of the
Christian Church. Philip Wise followed the business of tanning as a life
occupation, and at the time of his death owned 400 acres of land
one-quarter of a mile from Brownsville. He married Elizabeth Glazebrook,
daughter of William and Polly T. Glazebrook, the former of English and the
latter of Welsh descent. Joseph A. lived on a farm with his parents until
about twenty-four years of age, and since then has farmed for himself. He
attended the common schools until twenty-one years old, and then a school
at Smith's Grove for a short time. He next went to Lexington to the
college of arts, and has since taught two years in Edmonson County. He
married, at Lexington, in June, 1874, Louisa Carroll, daughter of Mordecai
and Frances Crutchfield, of English descent, and members of the Christian
and Methodist Churches, respectively. Mrs. Wise was the widow of James C.
Carroll, and by him had two children: J. W. and Elliott A. To Mr. Wise
and wife have been born Harry A., March 30, 1875, and Benjamin F., August
11, 1876. Mr. Wise was elected sheriff of Edmonson County in 1880, and
re-elected in 1882. He resigned in 1883. He owns a half interest in a
400-acre farm one-quarter of a mile from Brownsville; is a member of the
Masonic fraternity and a Republican.

Wise Glazebrook Carroll Crutchfield
Cromwell-Ohio-KY Smith's_Grove-Warren-KY Lexington-Fayette-KY

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