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Biographical Sketch of William S. Wyatt

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WILLIAM S. WYATT, one of the wide awake farmers and leading citizens of Todd County, was born June 26, 1844, in Todd County, Ky. His parents were Finis and Catherine (Brock) Wyatt, natives of Todd County, Ky., and North Carolina respectively, and of English descent. Subject’s advantages for an education were not good; he was unable to write until after he became of age, but by his shrewdness and activity has made life a success. He was reared on a farm, and with the exception of the seen years he worked in a tan-yard has been engaged in farming, also in tobacco trading. He has a store near his residence for the accommodation of the community in which he lives; he owns 245 acres of land, mostly improved, with comfortable buildings, etc. Mr. Wyatt was married January 17, 1867, to Altegara J. Tatum, of Todd County, Ky., a native of Christian County, and daughter of William and Jurinda (Siveley) Tatum, natives of Culpeper County, Va. The grandparents were Joseph and Lydia (Hill) Tatum, of English and German descent, respectively, and Joseph and Elizabeth (Harry) Siveley. To this union were born eleven children, eight living: Barbara L., Ida C., Thomas E., Rosa A., Finis S., Gertrude, Harry Field, Maggie F.; of the three dead one received a name-Marvin. Subject and wife are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He has been superintendent of the Sabbath-school for the past eight years. He takes great interest in educating his children, and in cultivating a happy home. His hospitality is unexcelled.

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