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Rabbeth, John T.

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Rabbeth, John T.
March 16, 2007 03:19PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 398-399.

JOHN T. RABBETH was born in the city of Louisville, Ky., on the 4th day
of October, 1845. He is descended from English parents; his father,
Joseph Rabbeth, was born in London, September 3, 1806, and his mother,
Anne Golder, was born in the city of Folkestone, County of Kent. The
father grew to manhood and married in the old country; came to
Louisville, Ky., in 1831, and there died in 1868; Anne (Golder) Rabbeth
was born February 21, 1812, and is still living, an honored resident of
Louisville. John T. is the sixth of their family of nine children, of
whom three sisters are deceased. Margaret Rabbeth maried Prof. Harry
Hill, at one time leader of the Italian Opera at London, England, and
was a pupil of the Royal Academy of Music, and who came to the United
States as the leading violinist of the famous Jullien's Band. Charlotte
Rabbeth is now the wife of James C. Oliver, a carriage manufacturer in
Jeffersonville, Ind. John T., of Hopkinsville, Matthew, Sydney and
Joseph of Louisville, constitute the living members of the family. John
T., whose name heads this sketch, was reared in Louisville, Ky., and in
youth adopted the profession of telegraphing, at which he early acquired
proficiency. During the late Civil war he became Military Operator
under the command of Col. Samul Bruch, Military Superintendent, and was
by him ordered to Hopkinsville. As a matter of necessity during the war,
he was ordered from place to place as circumstances required, his last
point of military service being Springfield, Tenn., where he afterward
became Train Dispatcher and Express Agent. He returned to Hopkinsville,
Ky., in 1871, and for three years had charge of the station for the St.
L. & S. E. Railroad Company. In 1874, on the ground now occupied by the
"Crescent Mill", he and William Cowan erected the grain establishment
known as the Hopkinsville Elevator. In 1877 the Crescent Mill was built
by Mr. F. J. Brownell and himself. He is a member of the Masonic order,
I. O. O. F. and of the Episcopal Church. His wife, Ella R. (McReynolds)
Rabbeth, to whom he was married January 15, 1880, is an honored member
of the Christian Church.
Re: Rabbeth, John T.
July 24, 2012 01:41PM
Is there information about John 's children? Also, what is his middle name?
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