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Dr. William T. McNARY12302 - Hopkins County

Posted: 9 Dec 2013 6:54AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: McNary, Wilkins, Moore. Hoffman
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffien, 3rd ed., 1886.

DR. WILLIAM T. McNARY, Hopkins County, was born in Muhlenburgh County, Ky., May 14, 1848, and is a son of William C. and Ann B. (Wilkins) McNary, the former a native of Lexington, Fayette County, and the latter of Hopkins County, Ky., of Scotch-Irish and English descent respectively. William C. McNary at the age of ten years, in 1811, removed with his parents to Muhlenburgh County, Ky. There his father William McNary bought military lands and improved a farm. William C. McNary bought wild land adjoining the old homestead, and improved the farm, upon which he resided until his death. He was extensively engaged in farming and stock raising, also in flat-boating on the river to New Orleans. He landed at that place eighteen flat-boats loaded with tobacco, stock and various other produce. For nine years between 1835 and 1850 he was a member of the lower house of the legislature and senate of Kentucky. For several years before and during the war he was president of the Greenville Female Seminary. It was through his influence that the iron bridge across Pond River was erected. He was for a time a member of the board of internal improvement for Green River. He died in 1875 in his seventy-fourth year. He and wife were members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. William T. McNary received a good classical education at Greenville College, and at the age of twenty years commenced the study of medicine under Dr. Thomas H. Moore, of Madisonville, Ky., afterward attended the Medical College of Ohio at Cincinnati. In January, 1871, he commenced the practice of his profession at Nebo, where he has since secured a large and lucrative practice. He was married in December, 1875, to Miss Fannie J. Hoffman, a native of Hopkins County, Ky. Two daughters have blessed their union: Annie L. and Aileen. The Doctor and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church; he is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Royal Arch degree, and also of the I. O. G. T. He is a Democrat.

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