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Renfrow, J. W., M. D.

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Renfrow, J. W., M. D.
February 25, 2007 05:05PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, 1887
Bath County

J.W. RENFROW, M.D., a practicing physician of Sharpsburg, Bath County, Ky.,
was born in Mercer County, Ky., October 27, 1857. His father, J. B.
Renfrow, was born in east Tennessee in 1810, was brought up on a farm,
received his education in the high schools, and about the age of eighteen
moved to Bath County, Ky., where he taught school for a few years; he then
moved to Mercer County, where he married Miss Martha Jones, daughter of
Samuel Jones, of Mercer County. Of the children born to their union, four
are still living, viz: Cyrus, Lucy, Ryron and J.W. In 1841 he was elected
to the Legislature from Mercer and Boyle Counties. He subsequently removed
to Bath County, where he made an active race for county judge and was
defeated by only a few votes. About 1868 he moved to Henry County, Ky.,
where he lived until 1883, at which time he moved to Warren County, where he
now resides engaged in farming. J.W. Renfrow was reared on the farm and in
early life attended the county schools; he subsequently entered college at
Eminence, Ky., where he graduated with honor in 1874. In 1876 he commenced
the study of medicine with his brother Cyrus J., a very prominent physician
now located at Eminence. In 1876-77 he attended the Jefferson Medical
College, but graduated in medicine from the University of Louisville in
1878. He began practice in 1879 at Smithfield, Henry County, remaining
there until 1883, at which time he moved to Centrefield, Oldham County, Ky.,
where he practiced about one year; he then located in Sharpsburg, Bath
County, where he has since been actively engaged in the practice of his
profession. He is an active member of the Presbyterian Church, and
politically a Democrat.
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