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Points, J. T.

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Points, J. T.
March 12, 2007 09:54PM
Souvenir Edition, The Williamstown Courier, Williamstown, Ky, May 30,
1901, reprinted September 19, 1981 by the Grant County KY Historical

DR. J. T. POINTS. One of the largest and most prominent families in
Grant County is the Points family, and Dr. J. T. Points is the oldest
living member of that family, excepting his father, who is yet alive
and fairly well at the great age of ninety years. Dr. Tom is a splendid
good citizen, and has a beautiful home on one of the biggest and best
farms in the county. He is the eldest son of William Points and
Marguerette (Franks) Points, and was born in Grant County on his
father's old farm in 1842, November 19th. He was raised up on a farm
and taught to work, as his father never had any boys or girls that he
did not teach this very important lesson. The doctor attended the
common schools of Sherman and Mount Zion until of age, working in the
summer time on a farm and in the winter trudging to school. He obtained
a fairly good education, and when he grew to manhood decided to adopt
medicine as his profession. He attended the Cincinnati School of
Medicine, and graduated from that institution of learning and the
Eclectic College of Cincinnati, and located and began the practice of
his profession at Mount Zion in 1869. Some years later his home and
his medical books and instruments were all destroyed by fire, and he
then decided to abandon the active practice of the profession and engage
in farming and the rehandling of leaf tobacco. This has been his
business for twenty-five years, and he has been very successful in that
line of agriculture and especially in stock raising. November 21st,
1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Hattie McBee, daughter of the
late William Walter McBee, and to this union seven children have been
born. W. W. Points, a prominent lawyer and now County Attorney of
Grant County, is the eldest, the others are Mrs. Vevie Blackburn, wife
of Cashier Everett Blackburn, of Berry Station; Allen H., assistant
cashier of the Jonesville Deposit Bank, J. Fennimore, at home on the
farm with his father; Elvie S., wife of Edward Blackburn, cashier of
the Jonesville Deposit Bank, Sarah M. and Edith. Mr. Points, and in
fact all of the Points family, have been active in business all of
their lives, and have been prominent as members are workers in the
Democratic party. Mr. Points, his wife and all of the members of his
family, are members in good standing of the Mount Zion Baptist Church,
and he has been and is a deacon in the church. His farm at Sherman is
one of the best and most sightly in the county. It contains nearly
three acres of rich, rolling fields nearly all covered with blue grass
and fine stock. He has been noted for years as a breeder of fine
Shropshire sheep and fine Poland China hogs, and has, by his pure
breeding, put much good blood into the stock of the county. His herd
of shorthorns is one of the best in the state. Mr. Points has many
calves, fine hogs and fine sheep on his place, and is prepared
nearly all of the time to supply the demand for fancy animals for
breeding purposes. A courtly gentleman of the old school, honest and
upright in his dealings with his fellow men, he is a model citizen and
worthy of the confidence his neighbors and friends repose in him.

Points McBee Blackburn Franks

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