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Tome, J. B.

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Tome, J. B.
March 15, 2007 12:10PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Edmonson County.

J. B. TOME is the youngest of the two children of James and Elizabeth
Tome, and was born in Grayson County, Ky., August 21, 1840. James Tome, a
son of Anderson Tome, was reared on a farm, and at the age of eighteen
maried Elizabeth Woosley, a daughter of Thomas Woosley. He engaged in
farming in Edmonson County, and at his death owned the farm on which J. B.
now lives. Anderson Tome was born in Virginia; came to Kentucky at an
early day, and served as a soldier in the war of 1812. The
great-grandfather of J. B. Tome fought in the Revolutionary war, and while
returning home to Kentucky, after the battle of King's Mountain, was
captured and scalped by a band of Indians, who left him, as they supposed,
dead. He recovered, however, and managed to crawl to a road near by,
where he was picked up and cared for by a party of soldiers, and lived for
many years after. J. B. Tome lived with his mother until he was nineteen
years of age. He then enlised in the Confederate Army, with which he
served fifteen months, and participated during that time in several
skirmishes. On his return from the army he engaged in farming, and now
owns 200 acres of land, and carries on a store of general merchandise. In
1865 he was united in marriage with Rebecca Miller, who has borne him
eleven children: Tomas, Arty M., Elizabeth, Clary, Hannibal, Hasdrubal,
Hammilker, Laura, Fernando and two infants (twins). Mrs. Tome is a member
of the Christian Church.

Tome Woosley
Grayson-KY VA

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