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Satterfield, James E.

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Satterfield, James E.
March 13, 2007 03:40PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 2nd ed., 1885
Caldwell Co.

JAMES E. SATTERFIELD was born February 16, 1832, in Princeton, Caldwell
County, Ky. He is a son of Elijah Satterfield, whose father, James
Satterfield, was among the earliest settlers of Caldwell County, having
come from South Carolina in 1798, and having located on the farm where
subject now lives, two and a half miles south of Princeton, where he died
in 1820. Subject's mother was Mary Satterfield, daughter of Edmund
Watkins of Virginia. Mr. Watkins left his native State as early as 1810,
immigrating to Logan County, Ky., where he lived several years, and later
moved to Muhlenburgh [sic] County, which was his home until his death in
1834. Elijah Satterfield was a farmer by occupation and spent his life in
Caldwell County, dying in the year 1846. Mrs. Satterfield, subject's
mother, was born in March, 1815, and is still living in Caldwell County.
James E. is the only child of his parents. He was reared on a farm and
in his youth enjoyed good educational advantages at Princeton and
Cumberland Colleges. After his father's death he became a student in the
Emory & Henry College, Washington County, Va., in which institution he
remained three years. After leaving school he came back to Caldwell
County, and engaged in farming on the old homestead, which he owns and on
which he has since resided. Mr. Satterfield was married February 16,
1858, to Miss Anna L., daughter of Rev. Milton Bird, D.D., and Elizabeth
A. (Dunham) Bird, the former a native of Barren County, Ky., and the
latter of Marietta, Ohio. Dr. Bird was a prominent minister of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and died in 1872. Mrs. Bird is still
living in Caldwell County. Mr. and Mrs. Satterfield have a family of
seven children, as follows: H. Kent, F.P., Hugh L., Coleridge M., Birdie,
Robert Raymond and Nannie. Mr. Satterfield votes the Republican ticket.
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