William Luther Magill, farmer, P. O. Palestine, was born October 23, 1823, in Lincoln County, Ky. He is a son of William Magill, who was born February 28, 1788, in Virginia; he died in 1839.

He came to this county in 1826, and was married to Unity Gooch, who was the mother of nine children; three are now living. His oldest brother was in the war of 1812, participating in the battle of New Orleans.

Our subject, Mr. W. L. Magill, went to school in Crawford County, where he has been a stock man and farmer all his life. He was joined in matrimony, January 11, 1844, to Miss Elizabeth McColpin, born January 3, 1820, in this county. She is a daughter of Hudson and Hannah (Cheek) McColpin, and is the mother of eight children. Four of them are now living; their names are Emily J., born January 3, 1846, she married E. Goodwin; Stacey A., born October 3, 1847, she married D. Goodwin; Martha F., born October 24, 1853, she married A. Fox; and Lida, born May 15, 1861.

Mr. Magill lives on a good farm, a part of which his father bought from Alexander Houston, but which was formerly owned by George Smith, who was one of the first settlers in this county; the other part was entered as Government land. Mr. Magill has filled school offices, and has been identified with the Republican party, but always votes for whom he considers the best man.