Biographical Sketch of William H. Jesup

WILLIAM H. JESUP. The gentleman whose name appears at the head of this sketch is a resident of ” Jesup’s Grove,” (formerly known as ” Croghan’s Grove,” in honor of the famous ” Hero of San-dusky,” who entered this land). Mr. Jesup was born near this place, April 26, 1843, and at the commencement of the late war, entered Company H, First Kentucky Cavalry, in which he served two years. In 1867 he engaged in the tobacco business here and at New York, in which he continued seven years. His father, William W. Jesup, was born in 1796 in Washington County, Ky., served in the war of 1812 and died in 1844. His father’s brothers were Gen. Thomas S. Jesup (son-in-law to Maj. Croghan), and Col. Samuel B. Their father, James E. Jesup, was scalped and left for dead by the Indians, but recovered again. William W. Jesup’s children are: Judith (Rodgers), Ann O. (Layne), John F., Virginia E. (Danforth), Sarah F. (Hollingsworth), Caledonia (Talkington), and subject, who was favored with a good English education. His mother is Sarah H., daughter of William Mar-tin, of South Carolina, born in 1812, and is now drawing a pension. Subject was married, February 6, 1872, to Miss Nannie M., daughter of Chiles and Mary (Hutchinson) Barker, of Christian County, Ky., and to them have been born Barker and Sallie C. Subject is by profession a farmer, owning 600 acres of first-class land in fine condition and high state of cultivation; and is also a successful live-stock dealer. On his place is one grove of 100 acres, on which are many thousands of stately sugar maples. Mr. Jesup is a prosperous and successful man.



Todd County KY,

Battle, J. H. Counties Of Todd And Christian, Kentucky. Historical And Biographical. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago And Louisville. 1884. At current time this manuscript consists of only the Todd County section and a few biographies from Christian County.

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