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Nuckols, S. V.

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Nuckols, S. V.
February 27, 2007 10:44PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 6th ed., 1887,
Shelby Co.

S. V. NUCKOLS was born in Scott County, Ky., in 1839. His father, Lewis
Nuckols, was also a native of Scott County. His mother, whose maiden name
was Watkins, was a relative of Henry Clay's mother. Our subject is the
youngest of five children; has always followed farming except for five
years, when he engaged in banking and merchandising. During the civil war
he served in Morgan's cavalry, and was detained a prisoner twenty-two
months in Federal prisons. In 1866 he moved to Shelby County, where he has
one of the finest and nicest places in the county, containing 186 acres of
land. In 1868 he married Martha R. Thomas, daughter of Morris Thomas, of
Shelby County, a pioneer of that county, who came from Harrodsburg, when
only three years old, in 1799. Mr. Thomas first engaged in farming, then
in the hide and tallow business in Shelbyville, and in 1819 moved to
Louisville, which was than a small place. He engaged extensively in pork
packing, shipping South, and became quite wealthy, owning land in Iowa,
Illinois and Indiana, and continued the business until 1845; was also the
first importer of Shorthorn cattle and dealt extensively in mules. He
next engaged in the manufacture of soap and candles, and lost heavily
but managed to save his land. He died in 1870. Mrs. Nuckols was born in
1840; she is the second of a family of nine children, the youngest being
Morris, the only brother now living. She is a member of the Episcopal
Church and has been for twenty-two years. To Mr. and Mrs. Nuckols have
been born four children: Mattie T., Sam V., Morris T. and Jane W. Mrs.
Nuckols' grandmother was a sister of Gen. Pogue, of Virginia.

Nuckols Watkins Thomas Pogue Clay
Scott-KY Louisville-Jefferson-KY Harrodsburg-Mercer-KY IL IN IA

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