William G. Kitchen Bollinger Co
- William G. Kitchen was born in Roane
County, Tenn., in 1832, and is a son of Thomas Kitchen, also a
native of Roane County, Tenn., born in 1804.
was reared in his native State, and married Nancy Ingram, who
was born in 1806.
She died in Bollinger County, Mo., in
1834, leaving two children: Sarah (afterward the wife of Farmer
Harper) and William G.
In 1847 Thomas Kitchen removed to
Missouri, and located on a farm in Stoddard County.
years later he removed to Cape Girardeau County, where he died
in the spring of 1850.
William G. was reared on his
father's farm, and came with him to Stoddard County.,
He received a liberal education in the common
In 1855 he went to California in search of gold
and remained there, engaged in mining and farming, until 1865,
when he returned home on a visit, but soon went back to the fold
fields, and resumed his former occupations until 1869.
He visited home often, making in all seven trips to California
In 1886 he returned to Missouri to locate, and
the next year settled on a farm in Bollinger County, where he
has since resided, very successfully engaged in tilling the
soil. In 1887 he was married to Miss Sarah Zimmerman, of German
descent, born in 1850.
Mr. Kitchen's political views
accord with the principles of the Democratic party.
Kitchen is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church
South." [p. 836]
Goodspeed's History of
Southeast Missouri, page 836