WILLIAM W. THACKER, Lyon County, was born in Coffee County, Tenn., April 25, 1835, a son of Joel and Rachel (Roper) Thacker; the former a native of South Carolina and the latter of Tennessee. The father was a mechanic but devoted his late years to farm pursuits. The parents of our subject were blessed with thirteen children, eleven of whom are now living. In 1858 Mr. Thacker was married and left Christian County, this State, and spent thirteen years in Mississippi, after which he returned and located in Lyon County. He has always been engaged at the blacksmith trade and carriage business, but he also owns a farm, which he has worked. During the war he served in the Thirty-ninth Mississippi Regiment, with the exception of six months spent in prison, having been captured. He married Miss Tennessee Maum, daughter of Edward L. Maum, now deceased. There are nine children living to this union: Walter L., Addie P., Kate and Eddie, twins; William B. and Harriet, twins; Mary, Ida, and Thomas. Mr. Thacker is a member of the Masonic order and of the Baptist Church; he is one of the most respected and substantial citizens of the county.
Source: J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 866.