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Fruit, Samuel T.

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Fruit, Samuel T.
March 16, 2007 04:01PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pps. 439-440.

SAMUEL T. FRUIT was born in this county July 17, 1838, a son of Thompson
C. and Elizabeth (Underwood) Fruit. The father was also born in this
county, and is still living here at a good old age. He is a son of
James, who was a son of John Fruit, who was originally from
Pennsylvania. The subject of these lines obtained his early schooling
here, and has always given his attention to farming pursuits. His
present home place, which consists of 190 acres, is devoted to farming
in its general branches. October 15, 1861, Mr. Fruit enlisted in the
Twenty-fifth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, which was shortly afterward
consolidated with the Seventeenth Kentucky, which did heavy service at
Donelson, Shiloh, and throughout the southern campaign. Mr. Fruit
enlisted as a private, but was successively promoted to the positions of
Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, and finally to the Captaincy of
Company G, in which position he served with distinction until the close
the war. He married Victoria Clark, a daughter of Joab and Mary
(Brasher) Clark, and the union has been blessed with eight children,
seven of whom survive: James W., Albert E., Joe F., Nannie E., George
E., Samuel T., Jr., and Chester H. Mr Fruit votes the Republican
ticket.

Brasher Clark Fruit Underwood
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