Oliver Perry Tichenor was the son of Thomas Tichenor and Hannah Lucas. He moved to Spencer County around 1854 and married Susan Priscilla Bennett in 1857. He became a prosperous farmer and was extensively interested in saw mills, threshing machines and clover hullers. He was elected magistrate in 1875 and held that office for a number of years. He was also railroad sinking fund commissioner and a Master Mason.
He and his wife were lifelong members of the Baptist church and had 9 children. He, along with 4 other families, bought and donated the land which later became Valley Cemetery.
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