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Rutherford, James Worth

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Rutherford, James Worth
February 25, 2007 05:08PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, 1887
Bath County

JAMES WORTH RUTHERFORD, a practicing physician located at Sharpsburg, Bath
County, Ky., was born in Owingsville, Bath County, December 26, 1848, and is
a son of Hudson and Elizabeth (Hopwood) Rutherford. Hudson Rutherford was
born near Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., February 28, 1812. He was a
graduate of the Transylvania Medical College, Lexington, Ky., and a
prominent physician, having practiced many years in Owingsville and
Cynthiana; his name is familiar to almost all of the older citizens of
eastern and central Kentucky. He was surgeon of Bragg's division in the
Confederate army and served in that capacity until the close of the war. He
was a son of James Rutherford, a native of Kentucky of Scotch extraction.
Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford was born in Montgomery County, Ky., a daughter of
James and Kizzie (Anderson) Hopwood, native Virginians, who were early
settlers of Montgomery County, Ky. Six children were born to Hudson and
Elizabeth Rutherford, three sons and three daughters, viz: Binie, Mary,
James W., John H., Albert S. and Mollie F. James W. Rutherford was brought
up in Owingsville and at the outbreak of the war moved with his father and
his family to Georgia, where he joined the Confederate army as Orderly
Sergeant of the Fifth Georgia Cadets, serving in that capacity until the
close of the war. He then returned to Kentucky and attended school at
Cynthiana until 1867, when he commenced the study of medicine, and in 1872
graduated in medicine from the Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati. He then
practiced his profession at Cynthiana a short time, when he moved to
Ruddel's Mills, Bourbon County, Ky., where he remained until 1875, he then
moved to Covington and practiced medicine for two years; locating at
Sharpsburg, Bath County, in 1877, where he still remains, enjoying a good
practice. November 20, 1879, he married Miss Jennie Whaley, daughter of
Benjamin and Jane (Bush) Whaley, natives of Virginia, but early settlers of
Kentucky. To this union have been born four children, viz: Bessie, Hudson,
Virginia and Mary. Mr. Rutherford is a member of the F.& A.M. fraternity.
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