Biographical Sketch of Thomas B. Rutherford
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THOMAS B. RUTHERFORD. One of the very earliest to locate in Todd County was John Rutherford, the father of the gentleman whose name introduces this sketch. He was born January 7, 1802, and in early life located on land that now forms a part of the farm owned and occupied by Thomas B. He afterward moved into the house where the latter now lives, where he spent many years and where, on the 3d of March, 1857, he died. He was married, December 24, 1822, to Miss Jane Morrow, and reared a family of eight children, viz.: James H., now of Logan County; Thomas B.; the subject of this sketch; Carrol B. (deceased); Ellen 0., wife of H. H. Gordon; Martina, Wife of J. P. Kennedy; John W. (deceased); Emeline, deceased wife of Marion Woolridge, and Elizabeth, deceased wife of William Cheatham. The mother of this family, Jane Rutherford (nee Morrow), was born in Logan County, Ky., on the 12th day of December, 1797, and died in June, 1859. Thomas B. was born January 4, 1825, where he now lives, and on the farm that has ever been his home. He has devoted his life to the farm, and is now the owner of 600 acres of land. He was first married in 1844, to Miss J. H. Knight, who died, leaving two children: John B., and Phillip T. Rutherford. He then contracted a marriage with Miss Agnes Johnson, of Todd County, who soon after died without issue. His present wife was Miss Jane E. Gordon, which union has resulted in the birth of three children, viz.: Elizabeth, deceased wife of Edward Curd; William T. and Benjamin F. Rutherford. Mr. Rutherford is an enterprising man, of advanced views, and a member of Daysville Lodge, No. 587, A. F. & A. M.