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Street, John L.

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Street, John L.
February 26, 2007 05:11PM
History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H. Perrin,
F.A. Battey Pub. Co., Chicago, 1884. pp. 200-01. [Cadiz Precinct]

JOHN L. STREET, merchant, Cadiz, was born July 7, 1818, in Hanover County,
Va.; son of the Hon. George Street, also a native of Virginia, and an
early settler of this locality, coming to Trigg County in 1819, where he
remained till [sic] his death, which occurred in 1831; he represented
this county in the Legislature several terms. The subject of this sketch
is the youngest child of a family of eight, he being the only remaining
one living; he was raised on his father's farm, where he remained till
[sic] the age of fifteen; after attending college in Illinois four years,
in 1837 he came to Cadiz and was employed as clerk for John Hill two
years; he then engaged in the tobacco business with his uncle, Spotswood
Wilkinson, continuing this business till [sic] 1843, at which time he
engaged in general merchandising, and which he has since continued, and
is now the oldest merchant in Trigg County. On commencing business his
sales amount to about $30 a day; from this small beginning his business
has increased to over three times this amount. Mr. Street has often
acted as Town and School Trustee, and is a member of the Masonic
fraternity. Since the age of twenty-one years he has been a member of
the Christian Church, and is now the oldest male member of that
denomination. Mr. Street has been twice married; his first union was
blessed with three children--two sons and one daughter--his son, E. R.
Street, being a partner in this business.

Street Wilkinson
Hanover-VA IL

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