History of Kentucky, five volumes, edited by Judge Charles Kerr, American Historical Society, New York & Chicago, 1922, Vol. IV, p. 191, Washington County
WILLIAM FRED GRIGSBY began the practice of law twenty years ago, and his work in his profession and in public affairs has all been done in his home county of Washington and the county seat of Springfield. He was born on a farm in Washington County November 21 1876, son of William and Margaret (Weathers) Grigsby, also natives of Washington
County. His father who was born September 9, 1849, is a son of William and Annie (Williams) Grigsby. William Grigsby was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and was twelve years of age when his parents moved to Kentucky in 1804 and settled in Washington County. Since that time his
family name has been identified with the county, a period of more than a century. Margaret (Weathers) Grigsby was born December 22, 1845, daughter of James and Mary (Moore) Weathers, and died in 1881. Four of her sons died in early life and the three to survive her were Charles E., Albert Marshall, now deceased, and William Fred. William Grigsby
married for his second wife Annie H. Smothers, now deceased. She was the mother of seven daughters and the five to reach mature years were Elizabeth, Bertha deceased, May, Edna and Dellar. William Grigsby has given his entire active life to agricultural pursuits. He made his home
in Washington County until ten years ago when he moved to Nelson County. He is a republican and a member of the Methodist Church. William Fred Grigsby had the farm as his early environment and his opportunities were those of the rural schools. Later he graduated from the Central Normal College at Waddy, Kentucky, and for three years was a
country teacher. While teaching he studied law and on June 1, 1900, was admitted to the bar, and began his career as a lawyer at Springfield, January 1, 1901. Since 1906 Mr. Grigsby has been city attorney and is one of the able professional men and influential leaders in the public
life of his home community. He is a republican, a member of the Methodist Church and a Master Mason. September 10, 1902, he married Miss Lulie Cockendolpher of Nelson County. They have two children: Henry Marshall and Margaret Eva Grigsby.