FAMILY HISTORIES OF
PERSONS BURIED AT
WILLIAM WALLACE BARKSDALE, JR.
1. William Wallace’s g’father, Wilson Barksdale, of English ancestry moved to C’ville from Todd Co., KY and in 1878 purchased the newspaper, “Tobacco Leaf Chronicle."
2. William Wallace’s father, who was William Wallace, SR. became
eventual owner, publisher and editor of the "Leaf Chronicle".
3. William Wallace Barksdale, Jr. became publisher and editor of
the “Daily Star”. Awarded both the Purple Heart and bronze Star for his WW II war service, he afterwards was elected mayor of C’ville. He died in office in 1961.
4. Barksdale School is named for William Wallace Barksdale, JR.
Information used on the Greenwood Historic Tour of 2001. Site location information may be found on the Greenwood Cemetery site.
Submitted by Randall Rubel e-mail: RRUBEL@peoplepc.com
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