Lee  F.  Wilson

          Lee F. Wilson, attorney at law and prominent member of the Shelby County Bar, is a native of Jackson County, Ind., and son of  William T. and  Sarah (Hosea) Wilson,  the father born in Maysville, Kentucky, in 1829, and the mother at Jonesboro, Tennessee about the year 1831.  The subject is the oldest of a family of six children, and was born in the town of Seymour, February 8, 1850.   At the early age of nine years he began learning the shoemaker's trade, from which time until 1869, he continued the same, attending school at intervals during that period.  In the latter year he entered the Hartsville University, Hartsville, Indiana, where he pursued his literary studies for one year, providing himself with books and defraying his necessary expenses in the meantime by working at his trade.   In 1870, he began teaching in the public schools, and in connection with the duties of that calling took up the study of law, continuing both until 1879, at which time he abandoned the former and entered upon the active practice of the legal profession.   He was elected City Attorney of Nashville, Brown County, in 1879, and one year later went to Danville, where for four years he was editor of  "The Hendricks County Gazette", the Democratic organ of Hendricks County.  Abandoning the field of journalism in 1884, he went to Indianapolis, and the following year came to Shelbyville, where he has since resided in the active practice of his profession, having at this time an extensive business in the courts of Shelby and adjoining counties.  Mr. Wilson's legal career presents a series of continued successes, and since locating in this county, has been an important factor in the Shelbyville Bar, standing deservedly high in the profession.  Mr. Wilson was married in 1883 to  Miss Fannie Tucker, daughter of  Judge N.W. Tucker, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, by whom he is the father of one child, viz.:  Harold T.
          Mr. Wilson is a Methodist in his religious belief, belonging to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In his political affiliations he is a Democrat, being one of his party leaders in this county.  Mrs. Wilson is a member of the Episcopal Church.
History of Shelby County, Indiana,  "Shelbyville Sketches,"  Chicago:  Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 548.
Submitted by Jerry L. Sanner

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