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Name: Gatliff, Ancil.

Historical Note: <p style="color: rgb(16, 55, 93); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14.4px;"> Dr. Ancil Gatliff was born January 2, 1850 on a farm in Whitley County near Watts Creek.  His parents were John Speed Gatliff and Luvisa Jones Gatliff.  He was educated in the county schools and secured his medical training at the Louisville Medical College.  <span style="font-size: 14.4px;">Dr. Gatliff was founder, first president, and largest contributor of the Kentucky Baptist Educational Society, giving 4,000 acres of land to the organization at the General Association of Kentucky Baptists in Richmond, Kentucky in 1906. </span><span style="font-size: 14.4px;">At the time of his death on October 14, 1918, Gatliff was the president of the Southern Coal and Coke Company, Southern Mining Company, Gatliff Coal Company, and High Splint Coal Company.  He was also president of the Bank of Williamsburg, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cumberland College.</span>

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