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Vanarsdell, J.

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Vanarsdell, J.
February 27, 2007 02:39PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, 1887
Bath County

J. VANARSDELL, a prominent farmer and surveyor in Bath County, near
Sharpsburg, was born in Bath County, Ky., January 1, 1825. His father,
Isaac Vanarsdell, was born in Virginia, was a son of James Vanarsdell, and
came to Kentucky when a child with his parents, who settled in Mercer County
in 1791. He was a carpenter and cabinet-maker by trade, but by occupation a
farmer, and came to Bath County several years ago, where he lived a farmer
until his death in 1869. Prudence (Crouch) Vanarsdell, mother of our
subject, was born in Bath County, Ky., and was a daughter of David and
Elizabeth (Cassity) Crouch, natives of Virginia. Our subject, was brought
up on the farm, and received a very liberal business education. He chose
farming for an occupation, and has followed the same successfully all his
life. In 1847 he lived in Harrison County, Ky., but the following year
moved back to his native county, where he has resided ever since. He has
always devoted considerable attention to surveying, and was for many years
county surveyor of Bath County. He is a man of moral character, and is
regarded as one of Bath County's most industrious and enterprising farmers.
October 7, 1869, he was united in marriage with Miss Harriet Whaley, a
daughter of Charles C. and Amanda (Hill) Whaley, of Nicholas County, Ky.
There are two surviving children born to this marriage: Charles and Crit.
Mr. Vanarsdell is a Master Mason, is a member of the Presbyterian Church,
and is a Democrat.
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