WILLIAM LAW, a prominent citizen of Pleasant Township, was born in Oldham County, Ky., January 11, 1820, and was the son of John and Mary (Tracy) Law, both of whom were also natives of Oldham County, Ky. He grew to manhood in his native county, and received a common school education. At twenty-one years of age, he came to Johnson County, a single man, and for nearly one year he was employed on a farm in Pleasant Township. He then engaged in agricultural pursuits for himself in that township, and his home has chiefly been there ever since. The chief occupation of his life has been farming and stock-raising. He has also given considerable attention to the buying and selling of hogs in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. He owns one of the largest and best farms in Johnson County. It contains 744 acres, over half of which are in cultivation. Mr. Law was married April 3, 1842, to Malinda Whittaker; she was also a native of Oldham County, Ky., born April 14, 1824, and was the daughter of Nimrod and Sarah (Brackett) Shittaker, both of whom were born in Shelby County, Ky. Their marriage resulted in the birth of one child, Benjamin F. Law, who is now a resident of Pleasant Township. The wife of Mr. Law died march 20, 1883. Mr. Law is a member of the Christian Church, and is a democrat in politics. He is an honorable, upright man, and a good citizen. When Mr. Law came to this county he had a horse, saddle and bridle, and about $40 in money. Through industry and good management he has become one of the wealthiest men in the county.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.