Henderson County, Kentucky Biography


           Thomas B. BOOK (deceased), a native of Henderson County, Kentucky, was born August 5, 1858, and died February 28, 1899.  He was a son of James R. and Bennette BOOK, who were pioneers of Kentucky, his father being one of the foremost farmers of his neighborhood in his day.  Thomas was reared on the farm and received his education in the public schools.  When he was but eighteen years of age, he went to Henderson where he engaged in business for a short time, but soon tired of city life and returned to the farm.  In 1880, he bought a tract of 60 acres on Frog Island, in Henderson County, and commenced farming on his own account.  Shortly afterward he sold his place to a good dvantage and bought a large farm near the city of Henderson. This farm he sold in 1894, and bought 98 acres, to which he soon after added 43 acres more, and it is upon this farm that his widow now lives. 

           Mr. BOOK was married on October 25, 1881, to Miss Julia LOCKETT, a daughter of Thomas J. and Martha J. LOCKETT, old and honored residents of Kentucky.  The father of Thomas J. LOCKETT was Capt. Francis LOCKETT, of Virginia, who settled in Kentucky in an early day.

Mr. and Mrs. BOOK had two children: Annie BOOK born March 3, 1885, now the wife of J. N. SITES of Henderson; their marriage occurred June 2, 1904.  Lockett R. BOOK, born December 7, 1891, lives on the farm with his mother.  Both parents were members of the Baptist Church to which Mrs. BOOK still belongs and is a regular attendant.  He was a Democrat in his political affiliations, though he never was an aspirant for public office.  Since his death his widow manages the farm and has one of the coziest country homes in Henderson County.


Lower Ohio Valley, Federal Publishing Company, 1905




T. B. Book, 28 Feb 1899, Fernwood, Age unknown, 241, 4
Julia Anna Book, born 19 Oct 1862, died 26 Oct 1952, Fernwood

Contributed by Netta Mullin, HCH&GS

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