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Souther, R. M.

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Souther, R. M.
March 16, 2007 02:56PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed.,
1887, Carroll Co.

R. M. SOUTHER was born in Oldham County, Ky., February 25, 1840, and is
a son of Henry and Nancy (Tandy) Souther. Henry Souther was a son of
Henry Souther, Sr., was born in Oldham County April 1, 1811, was a
farmer, and died in 1842. Henry Souther, Sr., was a native of Virginia,
and immigrated to Kentucky at an early day. Nancy (Tandy) Souther was
born in 1818 and was a daughter of Roger and Mary (Wayland) Tandy,
natives of Oldham County. R. M. Souther received his education in the
common schools of Carroll County, Ky. He has made farming his chief
occupation, and is also a breeder of fine cattle. He owns a splendid
farm of 240 acres, valued at $40 per acre. In 1862 Mr. Souther
enlisted in the Confederate Army under Gen. Morgan's command. He
married Miss H. J. Vandaren, daughter of Josephus and ELizabeth
(Allnutt) Vandaren. Josephus Vandaren is a farmer of wealth and
influence in Owen County. The grandparents of Mrs. Souther came from
Virginia, and were highly respected pioneer settlers of Kentucky. The
Vandaren family is a prominent family in northern Kentucky. Mr. and
Mrs. Souther have a family of nine children, viz: Lizzie, Nannie,
Scott, Hattie, Sallie, Mary, Van, Maud and Roberta H. Mr. Souther is a
member of the Masonic fraternity, and is the Tyler of his lodge. Mr.
Souther has always been a stanch member of the Democratic party.
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