The gentleman whose name heads this sketch, a farmer by occupation and a good one, too, is the son of Brockman B. GRADY and Jane POWERS, natives of Shelby County, Kentucky. William Samuel GRADY was born near Shelbyville, Shelby County, on 03 Sep 1841, and on 21 Jan 1869, immigrated to Henderson County. His lifes occupation, aside from the time he gave his chosen country, fighting for the Confederacy, has been that of a farmer. Two years after coming to Henderson County, to-wit: on 27 Dec 1871, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary BUTLER, a highly connected young lady, and one whom the write of this is pleased to remember as one eminently qualified to assume the duties of mother and house keeper. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. GRADY: Henry and Furman HARVEY the latter now dead, having been the victim of an accident at Colonel Jackson McCLAINs home farm several years ago.
WILLIAM SAMUELGRADY REFERENCES
1880 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
William Grady age 38, Page 299, House No. 37; Mary age 28; Henry age 8; Harry age 5; Anna Dever age 10 (adpt); George Grady age 24 (brother) and John Dorsey (B) age 19.
MARRIAGES IN HENDERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY 1858 1900
William Gradey Lizzie Jones, 24 Jul 1879, Book 016, Page
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