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Hugh Ghormley, farmer and stock dealer, is a son of William L. Ghormley, whose biography appears elsewhere, and was born at the old homestead, spending his youth on the farm, and obtaining a good education in the district school, and at Salem Academy, then engaged in farming, to which he has ever since been devoted, though he also deals in fine stock quite extensively.

In September, 1875, he was married to Maggie J., daughter of Philip and Mary (Bennett) McWilliams, the union being blessed with one boy, George O. Mr. Ghormley lives on a farm containing sixty-six acres, and owns another of forty-four and three-quarter acres, both of which are on the pike between Good Hope and Greenfield, and are well improved.

Mr. and Mrs. Ghormley are, and have been for some time, members of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenfield, and are esteemed and honored as good neighbors and consistent Christians. Being very young, he did not participate in the late rebellion, but lost a brother in the glorious cause. He is a Republican in politics has been a member of the board of education for three years, and according to the verdict of his neighbors, has given good satisfaction in that capacity.


From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County