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Banta, A. J.

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Banta, A. J.
March 01, 2007 10:46PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 732.
[Nicholas County] [Carlisle City and Precinct]

JUDGE A. J. BANTA, Judge of the County and Quarterly Courts, P. O.
Carlisle, was born in Bourbon County, Aug. 2, 1824 (see Peter Banta's
history); he received a common school education, assisting his father
until the year 1842, when he engaged in farming on his own account,
removing to Nicholas County in February, 1846. He was married on Oct. 5,
1846, in Flat Rock, to Elizabeth Johnson of Bourbon County; where she was
born in November 1824, to John and Lettie (Call) Johnson, natives of
Bourbon. Her parents both died in 1833 of cholera. By this union there
have been four children, two of whom died in their infancy; those living
are: Letitia J., wife of M. A. Glenn, a farmer of Nicholas; and John P.,
farming in Bates County, Mo. Mr. Banta and family are of the Christian
faith, religiously, and Democratic politically. He was Sheriff of the
county at the breaking out of the late war, but was compelled by order of
the Federal troops to relinquish his office, which proved disastrously
to him in a financial point of view. He espoused the cause of the
Confederacy, enlisting in 1862 in the 9th Kentucky Regiment, was made First
Lieutenant of Company B., but on account of bad health was appointed to
the commissary department for general supplies for the Southern Army,
in which he served until the close of the war, when he returned home and
engaged in farming and distilling. He is now engaged in various other
pursuits besides his judicial duties.

Banta Johnson Call Glenn
Bourbon-KY Bates-MO

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