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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume III, Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885.
L. F. STILES, McLean County, was born November 15, 1829, in Nelson County, Ky., and is a son of Charles and Ann (Willett) Stiles, of New Jersey, and Nelson County, Ky., respectively. Charles Stiles was born in 1788, and was a son of David Stiles, who immigrated and settled with his family in Nelson County, Ky., about 1808. The mother of subject was a daughter of Griffith Willett, who came from Maryland to Kentucky, about 1810. L. F. Stiles was reared on a farm, received a fair common school education and resided with his parents until twenty-nine years of age, when he married (February, 1858) Mary P. Thomas, of Nelson County, Ky., a daughter of Washington and Mary (Bodine) Thomas, both of Nelson County. They have by this marriage four children, two living – William and Nannie C. Mrs. Stiles died in 1870, and he was next married to Mrs. Martha M. Tanner, of McLean County, a daughter of William and Louisa Settles, natives of Washington County, Ky. By this marriage he has two children – Albert and Clifton. Mr. and Mrs. Stiles are members of the Methodist Episcopal and Baptist Churches. Mr. Stiles has farmed all his life, working at the carpenter trade during the winter. He moved from Nelson County to McLean in 1860, and settled about four miles north of Calhoun, where he owns 200 acres of good land, he also owns another good farm of 250 acres, all of which he has accumulated by his own industry and perseverance. He is a Mason; was also a member of the Grange.