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Biographical Sketch of Lycurgus H. Arnold

LYCURGUS H. ARNOLD, Postmaster of Trenton, was born December 29, 1831, in Todd County, Ky., where he grew to manhood and still resides. His father, William P. Arnold, is a native of Louisa County, Va., where he was born in 1806; removed with his parents to Christian County, Ky., in 1812, and thence to Todd County about 1830, where he still resides, an honored and worthy citizen. He is the son of Aaron Arnold, a Virginian. Subject’s mother, Amadiah, daughter of William Pettus, of Todd County, is still living. Her children are: Subject, Lucy J., Louisa A. and William A., who died at Camp Chase. Subject was married, in 1856, to Miss Sue, daughter of Capt. George H. Taylor, of Hickman County, Ky. She was born in 1838, and died in 1863, without children. After attending the common schools Mr. Arnold was for three years a student in the academy at Clarksville, Tenn., where he procured a good education. He was, by profession, a farmer, until fifteen years ago, and has, for the last nine years, served the community as Magistrate and Postmaster. He is an honored member of the I. O. O. F., and is, in politics, a Democrat.

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