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 Jerome B. Sanford

From: History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 767.

Nicholas County, KY - Carlisle City and Precinct

JEROME B. SANFORD, farmer, P. O. Carlisle, was born in Sumner County, Tenn., Feb 26, 1826, and is a son of Muse and Elizabeth (Scott) Sanford. He was born in Orange County, Va., March 15, 1780; was a farmer by occupation, and died Dec. 9, 1863. His wife was also born in Orange County, Va., Jan. 1, 1770, and died March 21, 1868. They lived in Tennessee for a few years and in 1829 moved to Kentucky and settled near Lexington. They raised a family of twelve children, of whom Jerome, our subject, was the ninth. Owing to the limited school privileges at that early day, his education was confined to what he could obtain in the common schools. In 1852 he purchased property in Bethel, Bath Co., with a view to keeping a hotel, but the house and contents were burned down on the sixth day after he took possession. He then turned his attention to farming--first in Rowen [sic] County, where he remained one year, and then moved to the place he now owns. He was married in Bourbon County, near Ruddel's Mills, July 23, 1852, to Miss Elizabeth Knight, who was born in Bourbon County, Dec. 22, 1833. The results of their union is twelve children, viz: William M., Mary Ida, Maud, Paris, Beauregard, Jerome, Kate, Mark and Mettie, twins, the latter of whom died in infancy; Charles, Lizzie and Bessie, the latter of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Sanford was a daughter of Isaac and Mary (Howard) Knight, both natives of Kentucky. Mr. Sanford is a man of noble impulses, a generous disposition, and noted for his hospitality. He is an enterprising and prosperous farmer, and owns 116 acres of choice farm land. He has been a prominent member of the Masonic order at Carlisle for a number of years. Politically he is a Democrat.

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