Biography: William A. Shuck (1834-1900)

From: History of Howard and Tipton Counties.

WILLIAM A. SHUCK was born in Henry County, Ky., May 28, 1834; he is the son of Samuel and Sarah (Frazier) Shuck, natives of Kentucky; his mother was his father's third wife, and he was the second of a family fo seven children. During his youth, his school priviledges were limited, and he acquired what education he possesses after his majority. He was married, August 12, 1855, to Levina Black, of his native county, daughter of William and Sarah (List) Black. This union has been crowned by the birth of five children, viz.: William P., Amanda Cardwell, Mary J. Smith, Hallia Shuck, and Wyat, aged thirteen. After his marriage, he farmed in Shelby County, Ky., until 1872 (excepting two years), at which time he removed to Praire Township, purchasing eighty acres of land in the green woods; he has since, by persistent industry, made a fine farm, and has added twenty acres; he is quite popular, and was elected to the office of Justice of the Peace in 1878, the duties of which he discharged very creditably for four years; he is regarded by many of his friends as a coming county officer;he has been a consistent member of the Christian Church since his sixteenth year; he was once an Odd Fellow; he was the first successful cultivator of tabacco in the county, and has given it his attention for several years; he is a man of broad and liberal charity. Mr. Shuck's father and mother died in 1883 and 1872 respectively, the former aged eighty-three years.

[Based on age of son "Wyat" who was born abt 1870, this would have been published in 1883/4. Also, dau. Hallie married John Thomas Shuck in 1882, so that was her married name as well.]

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