Booton, Ralph S.
March 14, 2007 05:15PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, 1887
Floyd County

RALPH S. BOOTON is a native of Greenup County, Ky., and was born September
26, 1843. His father, Hiram S. Booton, was born in Virginia, came to
Kentucky in 1804, and was a merchant of Greenup and Carter Counties. Mrs.
Emma (St. John) Booton was a native of Pennsylvania and a daughter of Ralph
St. John, who was one of the earliest iron manufacturers of this State. Our
subject was reared in Greenup and Lawrence Counties, his father having
removed to Louisa in 1859, where he died in January, 1863. Ralph S. Booton,
in August, 1861, entered the First Kentucky Cavalry, under Col. Clay, having
raised part of a company, and taking rank as First Seargent; he was
subsequently transferred to the Tenth Regiment and held several positions of
honor and trust until the close of the war. He was wounded three times
during his service, the last time at Cynthiana, Ky. At the close of the war
he returned to Louisa, whence he removed to Catlettsburg and read law under
Judge John M. Burns. He was admitted to the bar in 1872 and the same year
located at Prestonburg, and is now serving his third term as county
attorney. In August, 1872, he married America Hatton, of Lawrence County, a
daughter of Edmund Hatton, and to this marriage one child has been born,
Emma. Mr. Booton is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Booton St._John Clay Burns Hatton
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Greenup-KY Carter-KY Lawrence-KY PA VA

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