GEORGE W. CODINGTON, farmer; P.O. Tallula, son of Joseph and Jane E. (Leeper) Codington; was born where he now lives Oct. 11, 1831, upon the old homestead where his parents settled in 1831. They came from Barren Co., Ky.; they raised a family of eight children, and improved a large tract of land; they were industrious, well-to-do and much respected citizens. They died and are buried upon the homestead farm. His father died April 13, 1863, at the age of 70, and his mother June 12, 1866. They left a good property to their children. The subject of this sketch owns 312 acres of the old farm. He married Miss Mary A., daughter of George G. and Elizabeth (Clark) Waring, Nov. 26, 1868. She was born July 3, 1846; they have two children - George H. and Amanda F.