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Dr. W. H. Roach, Biography

from Mercer County, Kentucky – Biographies

Dr. W. H. Roach, physician, was born in 1833, and is a son of Joseph B. Roach, born in 1779, and died in 1860.  His grandfather, Littleberry Roach, came from Virginia in 1782, and was of Scotch-Irish descent.  He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  Dr. Roach, a native of Mercer County, after receiving the rudiments of a fair education, read medicine and graduated from the medical department of the University of Louisville.  He commenced, and still continues practice at Salvisa, where he has won a reputation attained by few.  In 1859 he was married to Miss Mary L. Conner, daughter of W. G. Conner.  They have one child, a son, now a practicing lawyer in Harrodsburg.  Mrs. Roach is a devoted member of the Christian Church; the Doctor is a freethinker.  He is a Democrat in politics.

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