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Rhoton, Homer S.

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Rhoton, Homer S.
February 28, 2007 06:31PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.

by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 611.

[Scott County] [Georgetown City and Precinct]

HOMER S. RHOTON, Georgetown, and Mrs. George of Clay County, Mo., are the

only living children of Benjamin W. Rhoton, who was born in Surrey County,

North Carolina, in 1790, and who came to Kentucky in 1811. He studied

medicine and graduated from Transylvania University; he was the leading

physician of Woodford County, and for many years, the superintending

physician in the Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, being succeeded by Dr.

William Chipley. He was Fellow of the Royal Medical Society. As minister

of the gospel, he presided over the Southern Methodist Episcopal Church. He

resided in Danville, Lancaster, Versailles, Lexington, and Georgetown,

coming to the last named place in 1850; here he died in February, 1863. He

was twice married, his first wife being Miss Jeffries, and his second, Mrs.

Margaret E. Peters, daughter of Frank P. Gaines, and widow of Aleck Peters,

daughter of Frank P. Gaines, and widow of Aleck Peters, a portrait painter

of Woodford County. On June 17, 1840, in Lexington, Ky., was born Homer

S. Rhoton, the subject of this sketch. Ten years later, he came to

Georgetown, and attended the Georgetown College, continuing until he

reached the senior year. In 1860 he began as teacher in the city schools,

and was Principal of the male department four years. In 1866 he was

elected School Commissioner of Scott County, by a unanimous vote, serving

ten years. In 1874 he was elected Police Judge of Georgetown, and

re-elected in 1878. In 1879 he was elected Treasurer of Scott County,

which office he still holds. He is a member of the Student's Association.

In 1866 he began reading law with M. Polk and Lieutenant Gov. Jas. E.

Cantwell, and was admitted to the Bar in March, 1868, at Frankfort, Ky.

Rhoton George Chipley Jeffries Peter Gaines Polk Cantwell


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