A very prosperous boot and shoe manufacturer of Uniontown,
is the son of James and Marguerite (Philips) Mattingley. James was a farmer,
born in Union County in 1824, married here in 1845, and died in Arkansas in
1879. Marguerite was born in Hopkins County in 1831, and died in Arkansas in
1878. John L. and Nancy (McGill) Mattingley, subject's paternal grandparents
were born in North Carolina in 1800, and were married in this county in 1820.
Andrew and Marguerite (Parker) Philips, his maternal grandparents, were also
from North Carolina, born respectively in 1790 and 1795. They moved to Hopkins
County, Kentucky, where the former died in 1833 and the later in 1836. Andrew
Philips was in the battle of New Orleans in 1812, under Jackson.
Subject's paternal grandparents were Jerry and Sallie
(Shanks) Mattingley, who came from Maryland and settled in this county near
what is now St. Vincents, in 1818. His paternal great, great-grandparents
wese[sic] Lucius and------ (Spalding) Mattingley, who were born in St. Mary's
County, Maryland, and in a very early day settled here in what was known as
"Hardin Creek Settlement."
Our subject was born in Union County November 28, 1848, and
has been twice married; first in 1870 to Miss Jincy Woodfork, who died in 1873;
and second to Miss Josie Crane in 1878, who is the daughter of George and Susan
M. (Bear) Crane of this county. They have three children as follows: George
Everett, Marguerite Zora, and Mary Miscal. Subject is a Democrat in politics,
and his travels may be put down as extensive, he having been through six States
of the Union. For a time he followed farming for a living, but in 1862
commenced boot and shoe making, and is now at the head of one of the best boot
and shoe houses in the county. Mr. Mattingley never went to school but one year
in his life, yet has enough learning to fit him for any ordinary business. His
house is a neat frame of five rooms on the corner of Sixth and Main; besides
this, he owns three other good houses and lots in Uniontown. To Mr. Mattingley
is due the credit of the successful organization of the Uniontown Cornet Band,
of which he is a member. He is a devout Catholic, is one of the City Council,
and also director of Highland Collegiate Institute. He is a young man of
remarkable energy and will be sure to make his mark in the world.