Alexander McPriest, a good citizen and staunch old Scotchman, lived in the same section of the county
as the Baker family. He married a Miss McKellar, raised a large family of children, all girls, but one,
named Peter E McPriest, who served through the war but is now dead. One daughter married John D. Baker,
as already mentioned. Another married William Braddy Lester, who also served through the war in Orr's Rifles;
he and his wife are both living. Two other daughters, Katie and Mary Ann, never married, and are living
on their portion of their father's old homestead.
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.
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