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McGill, G. A.

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McGill, G. A.
March 10, 2007 04:21PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885,
Hancock Co.

G. A. McGILL, Hancock County, was born in New Haven, Nelson Co., Ky., March
10, 1839, to B. J. and Mary Ann (Green) McGill. The father was born near
Bardstown, Nelson County, in about 1820, and his people were natives of
Maryland, and of Scotch extraction. The mother was also born in Nelson
County. Subject was the only child, and, his mother dying when he was but
seven months old, he was accordingly reared by his aunt, Mrs. Vawter. This
lady came to Hancock County in 1850, with her husband, and here subject
received his education. When twelve years old, he began clerking for his
uncle. In 1863 he embarked for himself in general business in connection
with W. B. Thorne, speculating in tobacco and produce. This partnership
lasted about four years, and then subject carried on the business by
himself. After about four years he also quit the business. Since that
time, he has served in the following capacities at Lewisport: Agent for
Louisville & Henderson Packet Company; agent of Adams Express Company, mail
carrier, deputy clerk, notary public and insurance agent. Mr. McGill was
married November 20, 1862, to Miss Lavinia, daughter of Judge Kincheloe and
Lucy A. (Lewis) Patterson, natives of Jefferson County, Ky., but now
residents of Lewisport. This lady bore seven children: Ben J., head clerk
on Steamer "James Guthrie;" Annie C., Lucy, Zulu, Kincheloe P., Mary A. and
Samuel T. This lady died, and subject was next married to Miss Mary
Patterson, a sister of his first wife. He is identified with the Catholic
Church and is a member of Lewisport Lodge, K. of H. Mrs. McGill is a
member of the Baptist Church.

McGill Green Vawter Thorne Lewis Patterson
Nelson MD Jefferson

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