Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 2nd ed., 1885

Caldwell Co.

R.H. LANDER was born August 14, 1826, in Caldwell County, Ky. His

grandfather, William Lander, Sr., as a native of Virginia, but left that

State as early as 1790, immigrating to Kentucky, and settling near Strode's

Station, where he lived until 1800, at which time he moved to Christian

County, locating near Belleview, where he died in 1845. Subject's maternal

grandfather was Robert Dudley. He was born in Kentucky, and early

distinguished himself in the Indian wars, holding the position of captain.

His death occurred in Lyon County in 1842. William Lander, Jr., subject's

father, was born in Clark County, Ky., came to Caldwell County in 1819,

was the first resident lawyer of Princeton and practiced here eight years.

He died in 1834, aged thirty-five years. Paulina Lander, subject's mother,

departed this life in July, 1834, at the age of thirty years. To William

and Paulina Lander were born the following children: Robert H. (subject),

William C., Nancy P., Paulina G. and Margaret, deceased. R.H. Lander

spent his youth in the family of relatives, his parents having died when

he was quite small. He obtained a good practical education from the

schools of Princeton and from Cumberland College, which institution he

entered in 1840, remaining four years. After leaving college he engaged

as clerk in the store of M. Dudley in Princeton, in which capacity he

served until about 1846, when he opened a wholesale and retail grocery

house, which he conducted for three years. In 1854 he purchased his

present place of residence, one mile east of Princeton, and since that

time he has been actively engaged in farming and stock raising. He was

married August 7, 1851, to Miss Pernecy, daughter of Charles and Lucinda

(Gray) Wall, of Caldwell County. The following children have been born

to this union: Georgiana (deceased), Charles W., Nancy (deceased), Lucy,

Mary (deceased), Rose, Robert, Benjamin (deceased) and Stephen B. Mr.

Lander is a member of the Democratic party. He is also a member of the

Presbyterian Church, in which he has held the office of ruling elder for

over thirty years. Mrs. Lander also belongs to the Presbyterian Church.

Lander Dudley Gray Wall


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