John Parke Rutherford

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John Parke Rutherford

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

John Parke Rutherford married 2nd wife Abba Ann Goddard in Chicago in 1863.
She filed for his civil war pension in 1871


Family Members

Spouse

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  • Created by: Soul Searcher
  • Added: 27 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11042747
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Parke Rutherford (14 Feb 1802–12 May 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11042747, citing Paxton Presbyterian Churchyard, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Soul Searcher (contributor 46785632) .