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Rouse, Thomas

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Rouse, Thomas
March 12, 2007 10:13PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,

Grant Co.

THOMAS ROUSE was born in Boone County, Ky., in 1816, and is a son of John

Rouse, a native of Virginia, came to Kentucky in 1805, and settled in

Boone County, where he was a farmer. His father, Joseph Rouse, of

Virginia, was in the Revolutionary war. Mrs. Nancy Rouse was also a

native of Virginia, and came to Kentucky after marrying. Thomas Rouse,

the fourth of five children, was educated in Boone County schools. He was

a merchant in Florence, Ky., twelve years, then went to Monroe County, Mo.,

where he was a merchant three years. Returning to Boone County, he was

appointed sheriff for two years. In 1846 he was elected representative,

and in 1850 and 1851 was State senator. He settled in Grant County in

1866, began farming, and now owns a valuable farm. He was married in 1856

to Nannie Henderson, a daughter of Thomas and Hannah (McClure) Henderson,

of Grant County. Thomas Henderson was a Baptist divine, and originally

from Virginia. Five children were born to Thomas and Nannie (Henderson)

Rouse, viz: Emma, wife of Prof. J. V. Lloyd, a druggist of Cincinnati,

Ohio, has two children; Henderson, John, Shelley D. and Annie.

Politically Mr. Rouse is a Democrat.

Rouse Zimmerman Henderson McClure Lloyd


Boone-KY Monroe-MO VA

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