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John Parke Rutherford
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1802
Death: May 12, 1871

He was a farmer. He held many positons in his life. He was superintendent of the Wiconisco Canal as early as 1837, an auditor of the county, a jury commissioner, and was Vice-president and Treasurer of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society. He was an anti-slavery advocate.
He loathed slavery because he considered it a moral sin and a political blight upon America. During the late Rebellion he served as quartermaster in the United States Army, ranking fourth on the list. While stationed at Harper's Ferry he was captured in one of the raids, but released on parole. He was then ordered to Camp Douglas, and subsequently to Charleston, S.C. In Charleston at about the end of the war, he contracted a disease from which he never fully recovered.

He is the son of William Rutherford and Sarah Swan.

He was married to Eliza Rutherford-Rutherford.
Eliza was born October 30, 1801 and died January 30, 1860; She was the daughter of Samuel Rutherford.

Children:

Samuel Silas Brisban Rutherford
James Walker Rutherford
John Percy Rutherford
Bessie Rutherford
Ramsay Rutherford
Thomas Walker Rutherford

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Eliza Rutherford (1801 - 1860)
 
Burial:
Paxton Presbyterian Churchyard
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Soul Searcher
Record added: May 27, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11042747
John Parke Rutherford
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John Parke Rutherford
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- AW
 Added: Dec. 27, 2012
Rest in Peace.
- Mary
 Added: May. 2, 2008
 
 
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