John B. Utterback (1816 – 1886)

“… John B. Utterback was also reared on his father’s farm, where he received an excellent English education, and at the age of eighteen left home and at first worked on the farm of a friend, and finally for several years on the farm of his uncle, Lewis Berry.  He afterward bought  small farm, but a few years later sold if and bought some 200 acres at Mount Vernon Church, Woodford County, where he passed the remainder of his life.  He acquired other property in the county besides, and st the time of his death owned nearly 600 acres of land.  He was a man of high character, genial, popular, progressive and public spirited, but never aspired to political place.  He was a member of the Christian Church.

He married Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Ware, and had a large family of children: Lewis is now farming in Missouri; Charles W. owns and occupies the old homestead of his grandfather in Woodford County, his children being the fourth generation of the family to occupy the old farm; a daughter, Allie, being the wife of William Smith, of Winchester, and died in 1886; Lelia resides on the father’s homestead, and Fanny and Elizabeth, respectively, became the wife of Hardin Fields and David Redd of Missouri; John B. Utterback occupies the farm where his father died.

Charles W. Utterback was born August 1, 1848 .  He enjoyed excellent educational opportunities, and farmed the old Berry farm until the death of his father and Uncle William, by the latter of whom he was chiefly reared.  He then came into possession of the Berry farm and that of his Uncle William,which he is now engaged in cultivating.  He married Sallie W., daughter of W. K. and Monarcha Taylor, the granddaughter of Benjamin Luckett, the old hotel keeper of Frankfort, and had four children:  Benjamin, Betty, Leila and Charles Wiliam Utterback.Mr. Utterback is regared as one of the most enterprising and intelligent of Woodford’s young farmers.”

Source:  Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin & Kniffin, 5th ed., 1887, Woodford Co.   The entire biography of the Utterback family can be viewed on-line at the Kentucky GenWeb.


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