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12369 Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, Volume I, 5th ed., 1887
G. J. BINFORD was born in this county October 5, 1830, and is a son of Robert S. and Mary Ann (Jarratt) Binford. The father was a native of Goochland County, Va., and came to this county in 1827, being one of the earliest settlers here. He was killed her in 1837, while making the senatorial race from his district. His brother, Thomas Binsford, was the first man to erect a house in the vicinity of Clinton. Gideon J. Binford grew to manhood on the farm. His means of education were so limited that he never attended school a year altogether. However, he has educated himself to a considerable extent, and is what might be called a self-mad man. When a young man he moved to Fulton County, where in 1858 he was elected one of the magistrates of the county, and served in that capacity until the breaking out of the war. August, 1861, he raised a company of infantry from this county and Fulton, which was placed in the Seventh Regiment, Confederate States Army, and he was made Captain of Company B. He was wounded at the battle of Shiloh and disabled from infantry duty. As soon as he was able he returned to Clinton, and made up a company of cavalry which formed part of the Twelfth Kentucky Calvary, Confederate States Army. He served with this regiment until February, 1865, when he was taken prisoner and remained in confinement until the close of the war. Upon his return to this county, he farmed two years, and then turned his attention to merchandising. , settling at Moscow. He followed that business until the spring of 1874, and in August of the same year was elected to the office of county judge, was re-elected and served until 1882. In August, 1883, he was elected representative to the legislature from this county and Fulton, and is still serving in that capacity. He also owns a farm of 292 acres, situated one mile southeast of Clinton, about 150 acres being in cultivation. Mr. Binford was married in March, 1852, to Miss Mary S. May, of Fayette County, Tenn. She died in April, 1854, leaving one son. His second marriage was in October, 1858, to Miss Mathina Wall, of Fulton County, Ky. This lady died in 1866, leaving two children, a son and a daughter. In December, 1867, Capt. Binford married Miss Lucy Hicks, of Fulton County, who died in January, 1869. In December, 1869, he was married to Miss Anna A. Hall of this county. This union has been blessed with seven children, one son and six daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Binford are members of the Christian Church. He is also a member of the I.O.O.F. and the A.F.&A.M.