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Biographical Sketch of George W. Jesup

GEORGE W. JESUP. The gentleman whose name appears at the head of this sketch is one of the active, energetic and naturally intelligent citizens of Todd County, Ky. He is a native of Fayette County, in this State, where he was born February 10, 1823, and in 1829 removed with his parents to Todd County, where he has since resided. His father, Col. Samuel B. Jesup, was born in Orange County, Va.; immigrated to Kentucky in 1793; was a gallant soldier in the war of 1812; was once a member of the House of Representatives, and eight years a member of the Senate of Kentucky, and died in 1866 at the age of seventy-three years. His father, James E. Jesup, was an Englishman, and his brother, Gen. Thomas S. Jesup, is well known in history. Subject’s mother, Catherine, daughter of Jacob Cidner, of Bourbon County, Ky., was born in 1796, and died in 1872. To her and Samuel B. Jesup, her husband, were born: Eliza A. (Yancey), W. Thomas, Margaret J. (wife of Dr. Tandy), James E., subject, Caroline (Cash) and Virginia (Crouch). Subject’s educational advantages were limited, but he has long been a reading man. On April 30, 1857, Mr. Jesup was married to Miss Susan, daughter of Richard and Mary (Mosley) Brame, of Christian County, Ky. Subject is a farmer, owning 250 acres of very valuable and productive land (a part of the Croghan Grove tract) in a high :state of cultivation, and in fine condition, which he successfully cultivates in the staple products of the country. In politics he is identified with the Democratic party.

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