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Roswell, Thomas R.

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Roswell, Thomas R.
March 13, 2007 06:43PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Gallatin Co.

THOMAS R. ROSWELL, a farmer and stock grower, and a native of Scott County,
Ky., was born May 3, 1817. His father, Elijah Roswell, a native of
Albemarle County, Va., and a farmer by occupation, first settled in Scott
County, Ky., but moved to Fayette County in 1824, where he lived two years,
and then moved to Gallatin County, where he died in 1851. He took part in
the war of 1812, and married Sarah Houston, of Scott County, a daughter of
Anthony and Mary Houston. Six sons and four daughters were born to their
union, the subject of this sketch being the second child. John Roswell,
paternal grandfather of Thomas R., a native of Virginia, was one of the
earliest settlers of Scott County, and died in Franklin County, Ky. Thomas
Roswell settled in Gallatin County at the age of nineteen. He was
educated in the common schools, and has been a farmer all his life, now
owning 300 acres of good land. In 1842 he married Amelia Kirby, of Bourbon
County, daughter of Enoch and Delilah Kirby. Two sons and two daughters
were born to their union, viz: William T., Sarah E., James F. and Delilah
C. William T. is the only one living. Mr. Roswell is a Democrat, and a
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, as is also his wife.

Roswell Houston Kirby
Scott-KY Fayette-KY Bourbon-KY Franklin-KY Albemarle-VA

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