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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perin-Kniffin, 3rd. ed, 1886.
W. A. NISBET was born January 2, 1834, in Hopkins County, Ky., and is a son of James and Mary E. (Pritchett) Nisbet, natives of South Carolina and Virginia, respectively. At the age of twenty-one he hired out to William Love, a Scotch farmer, for one year, receiving $13 per month wages, and during this time he lost but one Saturday afternoon, while attending a church meeting; after which he engaged in trading in life-stock, also farming. April 4, 1860, he opened a livery stable at Madisonville, and has since carried on this business; this is the oldest stable in this or the adjoining counties. He has also been engaged in agricultural pursuits, and now owns over 2,000 acres, in which are included seven farms; also several store-rooms and other property in Madisonville; he is also a member of the firm of Kirkwood & Nisbit, druggists at this point. Mr. Nisbet commenced life with no assistance, and by constant application and untiring energy has become of the wealthiest and most honored citizens of the county. He was married June 28, 1870, to Miss Nannie Jagoe, of Muhlenburgh County. Three sons and one daughter have blessed this union. Mr. and Mrs. Nisbet are members of the Christian Church.