Trundle, J. L.
March 04, 2007 05:06PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 493.
[Bourbon County] [Paris City and Precinct]

J. L. TRUNDLE, farmer, P. O. Paris. The Trundle family are among the
early families who settled in Bourbon County. J. L. was born in Ruddel's
Mills Precinct, 1832; son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Amos) Trundle, who
parents, on both sides, were the early pioneers of the Blue Grass Region.
David Trundle was born July 9, 1792; his wife, Elizabeth, was born
February 27, 1798, in Ruddel's' Mills Precinct; her father was Nicholas
Amos, a native of Virginia; his wife was Nancy Jones, who also came of
one of the early settlers of this country. Daniel Trundle, the father of
the above, was one of the thrifty and energetic class of men who made the
best of his opportunities and improved his time and his talents for
business, and did his part manfully toward developing the interests of
the country and securing at the same time a competence for his family.
He not only carried on farming, but was engaged in manufacturing his own
grain, by means of the small copper stills which were prevalent at that
time. He lived a busy life, and in all his business transactions
maintained the character of an honorable and upright man and Christian
gentleman. He located on the farm now owned by John L., in 1846, where
he lived until called home to the Better Land, July 31, 1846. Eight
children were left to mourn him. The eldest was Nicholas, who settled
in Jackson County, Mo.; Rachel Ann, married W. H. Crosthwait, of this
county; Nancy married James Allen; Thomas, William, John L.; Eliza
married H. C. Jackson, of Moniteau County, Mo. William is a resident of
Kansas City, Mo. In 1861, May 7th, Mr. Trundle became the husband of
Mary Duncan, a native of Bracken County, this State, daughter of Thornton
Duncan and Mary Routt; both were natives of Virginia, near Culpeper
C.H. Both the Routts and Duncans were early settlers in Kentucky, and
among the first families in their social relations. Thornton Duncan was
born August 4, 1800; Mary, his wife, in 1802. Mr. Duncan died in 1872.
Six children were born to them, viz: John, Elias, Joseph, Willis, Mary
and Tabitha. Mr. Trundle has about 250 acres of land, and is a
well-to-do-farmer; is a member of the M.E. Church, of which his father
was a long time an adherent. Mr. Trundle has been a resident of this
farm since 1843, and during this time, in connection with his farming,
was for several years engaged in the mule trade, buying for the Southern
market; has three children: Bettie, Mary E. and Laura B.
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