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William LYNCH 12205 - Simpson Co

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 6:54AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Lynch, Trail, Boren, Anthony
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffien, 3rd ed., 1886.

WILLIAM LYNCH was born in Simpson County, Ky., January 9, 1840, and is the fifth of nine children born to Jerry C. and Narcissa (Trail) Lynch, the former of whom was a native of Pinckney County, S. C., and the latter of Simpson County, Ky. They were of Irish and English descent, respectively; the former born April 3, 1810, and the latter in 1807. Jerry C. Lynch removed with his parents from South Carolina to what is now Simpson County., when he was only five or six years old. Here he received a good common school education, and for several years in early life he as engaged in teaching, and afterward settled on wild land in Simpson County, deeded him by his father, where he subsequently improved a farm and resided for many years. In 1841 or 1842 he sold out and removed to Texas, remaining only about two years, when he returned to Kentucky. In about 1845 he removed to Missouri, where he remained two years; then returned to Simpson County, Ky., and resided until his death, September 9, 1861. He was a natural mechanic, and for several years followed several different trades in connection with farming. His father, William Lynch, was one of the pioneers of Simpson County, and was one of the first representative in the lower house of the State Legislature. He was also for many years a magistrate, and held the office of high sheriff under the old constitution. Mrs. Narcissa Lynch departed this life February 28, 1881. Her father, Solomon Trail, was also among the pioneers of Simpson County, Ky. William Lynch received a good common school education in youth, and was employed on the old homestead until he was twenty-four years old. After his father’s death he took charge of the place with his mother for several years. After the place was divided he remained on his portion for about three years, when he sold out and returned to Franklin, remaining one year. He then bought wild land on Drake’s Creek, near Franklin, where he erected a good dwelling and commenced to improve a farm, and was quite extensively engaged in the cord-wood business. After five years, in the fall of 1882, he sold out, and bought the farm of 126 acres in the northwest part of Simpson County, Ky., upon which he now resides, and where he is successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits. He married, December 4, 1865, Martha E. Boren, a native of Allen County, Ky. She was born March 1, 1845, and is the daughter of James and Mahala (Anthony) Boren, natives of Simpson and Allen Counties, Ky., respectively, and of Irish and German descent. In politics Mr. Lynch is a Democrat.

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