ALFRED J. SILLS, Lyon County, was born in Trigg County, this State, March 11, 1848, the eldest son of Lemuel and Elizabeth (Wallace) Sills, natives respectively of North Carolina and Tennessee. The father was a farmer, but at various times was in the employ of the Tennessee Rolling Mills, situated in Lyon County on the Cumberland River. His widow still survives him, as do also the nine children of the family: Fatie, A. J., Elbert G., Francis L., Emma C., Charlie H., Douglas, Blanche C. and Mattie M. Our subject came with his parents to Lyon County, when about four years old. At nine years of age he was employed by the Tennessee Rolling Mills, and has since been connected with those great industrial works, being the present superintendent of them. His success in life has been due to his own efforts, which have been sufficient to place him among the respected and most enterprising of citizens. He married Mary Ovey, and has a family of five children: William L., Alfred O., Wilfred C., Maude M. and Eddie K. Mr. Sills is a member of the A. F. & A. M., Joppa Lodge, No. 167.
Source: J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 864.