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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffien, 3rd ed., 1886.
EDWARD G. McLEOD, Hopkins County, was born in Spottsylvania County, Va., November 2, 1856, and is the second of four children born to Edgar A. and Margaret L. (Moss) McLeod, natives of the “Old Dominion,” and of Scotch and English descent, respectively. Edgar McLeod was married in his native State, where he learned the shoemaking trade, and followed it in connection with farming and merchandising for a number of years. He owned a large and well improved farm in Virginia, on which he also conducted a general store and all kinds of mechanical operations. In 1867 he removed to Todd County, Ky., where he bought a farm and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He afterwards engaged in the hotel business at Trenton, Ky., for three years. In December, 1873, he came to Earlington, where he engaged in the hotel business for one year; he then opened a shoe shop and has been engaged in that business ever since. He was a soldier in the Confederate service for a short time during the late civil war. He and his wife are members of the Christian Church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, the I. O. O. F., and the A. O. U. W. Our subject, Edward G. McLeod, from the time he was fifteen years old until 1878, was employed as a salesman in a general store, and in attending school. In January, 1878, he opened a general store on his own account, and has since been doing a good business. He carries a large and well selected stock, amounting to from $4,000 to $5,000. His average annual sales amount to about $16,000. He was married in January, 1883, to Miss Kate C. Dulin, a native of Hopkins County, Ky. They have one daughter, Lanna E. Mr. McLeod is a member of the Christian Church and Mrs. McLeod is a member of no church. He is a Democrat.