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J. M. RENSHAW 12390 - Christian Co.

Posted: 5 May 2014 6:36AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Renshaw, McCord, Reed, Hamby
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County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Illustrated. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville, 1884.

J. M. RENSHAW was born in this precinct on November 8, 1853, and is a son of Enoch and Melinda (McCord) Renshaw. The father is also a native of this county and was born here August 11, 1811. His parents, John and Nancy (Reed) Renshaw, came from Rowan County, N. C., in about 1805. They settled in this precinct and resided here until their death. Enoch Renshaw grew up to manhood in this precinct and on November 1, 1835, he married Miss McCord, who was a daughter of Samuel McCord, a native of Tennessee. After his marriage he settled in the northwest part of the precinct. He has farmed here ever since and now owns about 226 acres. In 1846 he commenced merchandising and was engaged in business until January, 1884, when he sold out to Mr. Hamby. He is now living a retired life with his son. The mother died in this precinct on November 15, 1883. Our subject’s education was received in the schools of his native precinct, and at Hopkinsville. After completing his education he taught school four years, and then in 1873 he turned his attention to merchandising. He became associated with his father and the firm carried on an extensive business until January, 1884, when Renshaw Senior sold out. The firm is now known as Renshaw & Hamby, and carries a stock of about $1,600. Besides merchandising, Mr. Renshaw is also engaged in farming on the old home place. He was married in this precinct on November 11, 1873,k to Miss Sallie Hamby, a daughter of L. M. Hamby, of this precinct. Three children have blessed this union, two of whom are now living, viz.: Edgar and Carrie. In politics Mr. R. is identified with the Democratic party.

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