William Kingston

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"William Kingston, an armless Englishman who cultivated a small farm near Bristol early In the century, could saddle and bridle hie horse, milk the cows, cut and load hay, use carpenters' tools and throw a heavy sledge hammer as far as most men could with their hands. "-- Stories of Armless and Legless Folk, Rockland County Times, February 23, 1901..................William Kingston, whose striking portrait hangs in the Weston-Super-Mare Museum in England, was born in 1763 with no arms but did not allow this to prevent him from being a successful farmer.