Captain William Lytle



William Lytle was born in Pennsylvania in 1728 to Scots-Irish parents. He was a veteran of the French and Indian Wars, who later served as an Captain in the Revolutionary War, and received a land grant in the Virginia Territory for his services to the nation. In 1790, Captain Lytle, along with his son (also named William), were listed in the first census of Kentucky as residing in Fayette County, near Lexington. Captain Lytle died in 1797. His son, William, later moved to Cincinnati and the family was instrumental in the early growth of that city.