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Risk, R. H.

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Risk, R. H.
February 28, 2007 06:32PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.

by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 637.

[Scott County] [Lytle's Fork Precinct]

R. H. RISK, farmer and distiller, P. O. Long Lick; is a native of Scott

County, and is the son of J. and D. (Ewing) Risk. The father of this

gentleman was born in Scott County in 1801; during his life followed the

occupation of farming, and died in 1874. His wife, the mother of our

subject, was also born in Scott County in 1801, and is now living in

Oxford Precinct. Of the nine children born to them, was R. H. Risk, our

subject. He was born May 12, 1831. His early days were spent in

receiving an education and assisting in tilling the soil of his father's

farm. In 1855, in Harrisburg, he married Miss Maria E. Hinton, a native

of Scott County, and the daughter of James and Olla (Wash) Hinton. In

1856 Mr. Risk removed to Missouri, where he bought a farm, remaining on

the same until 1859, when he returned to his native county, and again

engaged in agricultural pursuits; and also in connect with his farming in

Scott County, he commenced distilling in Owen County, continuing the same

until 1869, when he sold his distillery and commenced distilling at his

present residence, where he has since continued, being a very successful

man in each branch of his business. It may be said, to the credit of

Mr. Risk, that he was the builder of the new pike running through this

precinct; not finding support enough, he took the expense of the contract

upon himself and built it, being completed in December 1881. He is

the owner of 800 acres of land, which is principally in blue grass. Mr.

Risk is one of the substantial men of the precinct; he has by diligence

and economy acquired for himself a home and a sufficient competence, he

is a very active and energetic man. Himself and wife have been blessed

with ten children, nine of whom are now living, viz: Leander, Virginia

Reverda, Amanda B., Thomas, Harvey, Mary, Robert and Alexander.

Risk Ewing Hinton Wash


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