Thomas Land,

wharf-boat master and produce dealer, Florence, was born in this county in 1850. He is a son of George and Mary J. (McCreary) Land, mentioned in the above sketch, and grew to maturity as a miller with his father on Log Lick Creek, and at Florence. Had a year's school at Moore's Hill College, and began flat-boating in 1868, continuing to 1874, in March of which year he began wharfing, owning the boat and landing, doing quite a successful business. Mr. Land was married April 26, 1874, to Hettie L. Wright, a native of this county, and daughter of Daniel and Harriet (Hedges) Wright, natives of Vermont and New Hampshire. Her parents are both deceased. Her father was a farmer and flat-boatman all his life, and also ran a cooper shop at Florence at one time. He died March 16, 1878; her mother in October, 1884. By this union was born one child-Hattie. Mr. Land is a member of F. & A.M. and I.O.O.F.