William Bridges Sholar

1819–1892 (Age 72)
Trigg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Bridges

When William Bridges Sholar was born on 10 June 1819, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Sholar, was 71 and his mother, Laodicea Thomas, was 68. He married Mary E. Hutts on 6 January 1851, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 21 March 1892, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Roaring Spring, Trigg, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bridges Sholar
Mary E. Hutts
Marriage: 6 January 1851
Jemima Mime Sholar
Cornelius M. Sholar
Drewry Sholar
William Henry Sholar

Spouse & Children

6 January 1851
Kentucky, United States


  • Jemima Mime Sholar


  • Cornelius M. Sholar


  • Drewry Sholar


  • Male1861–1917Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Benjamin Sholar


  • Female1751–1806Female



  • Male1793–1853Male

  • Benjamin Sholar


  • Sarah Sholar


  • Male1819–1892Male

  • David Sholar


World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 11

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Anglicized spelling of Slovenian Šolar, status name for an educated person or a teacher, someone in charge of a school, from an agent derivative of šola ‘school’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Sholar, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William B Sholar, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Sholar in entry for Cornelius Sholar, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963"

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