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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perin-Kniffin, 3rd. ed, 1886.
WILLIAM MEGUIAR, deceased, was born in Robertson County, Tenn., March 20, 1816, and was a son of John and Sarah (Williams) Meguiar, both natives of Robertson County, Tenn. John Meguiar was a farmer and distiller, of Irish descent, and accumulated a large property. William Meguiar first married Rebecca Williams, by whom three children were born: Alexander F., Mary (deceased) and William F. Mrs. Meguiar died, in 1863, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Mr. Meguiar next married, November 1, 1804 Margaret S. Self, of Simpson County, Ky., and a daughter of Daniel and Mary (Childers) Self, who were born respectively in Culpeper County and Bedford County, Va. This second union was blessed with one child, Charles Wilber Meguiar. Mrs. Meguiar’s father was a farmer and one of the leading Baptist ministers of Kentucky; was a soldier in the war of 1812; was at Norfolk, and endured many hardships, and came to upper Kentucky at an early day. By his first wife Daniel Self had born five boys and six girls; by his second, three girls and two boys were born. Mrs. Margaret S. Meguiar’s only brother, John Self, is a Baptist minister in Warren County, Ky., and was but nineteen when he commenced preaching. Daniel Self came to Logan County, Ky., in 1834, where he passed his remaining days. He had sold out and was on his way to Missouri, with his family, when he took sick and died. His children, by his first wife, all went to Missouri. William Meguiar died in 1879; had accumulated a large estate, 1,500 acres, in Illinois, Tennessee and Kentucky; had also some property in Franklin. He was an extensive speculator and farmer, and he and wife were members of the Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity, and highly respected by all who knew him. He had commenced life without capital, and had prospered in all his undertakings.