Paul Booker Linton was born 170 years ago – June 8, 1842 – in Washington County, Kentucky. Paul was the son of Dr. Moses Lewis Linton and Ann Rachel Booker. Shortly after Paul’s birth the family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where his father taught medicine. Paul never married, remaining a bachelor his entire life. His siblings were Lucy Frances, John Hancock, Ann Rachel, Benjamin, Francis Lewis, Mary Elizabeth, Amelia Matilda, Margaret Booker and Caroline Pope Linton.