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Mike Watson sends lineage of Lingan Wilson Selby

He fought in the American revolution and later migrated to Adair County, KY
About: Local History: Holladay family story re: Lingan Selby

By Mike Watson
Adair County historian

I have been following with interest the saga of Lingan Selby and his infamous perpetual motion machine which has propelled him into the history of Adair County.

There have been many Selby kinsmen who have researched the prolific family from Selby, North Yorkshire, England to Prince George's County, Maryland and Green/Adair/Russell Counties, Kentucky and far-flung parts of the western states.

Lingan Selby was one of several brothers who fought in the American Revolution and later migrated to Adair County.



William Magruder Selby was born in Prince George's County, Maryland about 1709, and died there in 1783, having married Martha Wilson. His widow and several of their children migrated to Green, later Adair County.

The Selby children were as follows: William Wilson Selby; Samuel Selby; Nathan Selby; Josiah Selby; Lingan Wilson Selby, who married Drusilla Fowler; Martha Selby; Thomas Selby; Joshua Selby; Sarah Selby; Elizabeth Selby; Mary Selby, who married Nicholas Naylor; and James Wilson Selby, who married second Elizabeth Bennett, widow of William Bennett. -Mike Watson


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