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Rev Ephraim Bertram

  • Birth 13 Nov 1814 Wayne County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 23 Oct 1886 Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 24632073

♥ ♥ ♥ ~4th Great Grandfather~ ♥ ♥ ♥


A HISTORY OF KENTUCKY BAPTISTS from 1769 to 1885 by J. H. Spencer, Vol. II, 1886. [Barren River Association of Regular Baptists]

EPHRAIM BUTRAM is among the most prominent preachers in this body He is of a numerous and reputable family, of his name, in Wayne County, where he was raised up to the ministry, in Pleasant Hill church. After preaching, several years, among the churches of South Concord Association, he moved to Barren county, and settled a few miles south of Glasgow, not far from the year 1854. Here he united with Mt. Pleasant church, and thus became identified with Original Barren River Association, which is of the same faith and order of South Concord. Among the churches of this fraternity, he has been an active laborer, about thirty years, and is held in high esteem by his brethren and the people generally, among whom he preaches.

Family Record

Ephraim Bertram was the son of Rev. William Bertram III. He married Lorahannah Emmazetta "Lohre" Blevins on July 11, 1836 in Wayne County, KY.

Their children:

•1. Ozias Denton Bertram born April 20, 1837 in Wayne County, KY and died December 22, 1927 in Barren County, KY. He married Rebecca Ann Fisher on May 6, 1858 in Clinton County, KY. She was born April 23, 1838 in KY and died August 3, 1915 in Barren County, KY, daughter of George Fisher and Lucy Peden.

•2. Martha Bertram born November 6, 1838 in Wayne County, KY and died September 22, 1921 in Barren County, KY. She married Robert William Barbour in 1858.

•3. Jasper Newton Bertram born March 21, 1840 in Wayne County, KY and died July 1, 1928 in King County, WA. He married Mary "Polly Ann" Garrett on January 1, 1866 in Overton County, TN.

•4. Dennis H. Bertram born 1841 in Wayne County, KY. He married Julia Ann Hudson and Sadie Marcum.

•5. Shelby Bertram born 1844 in Wayne County, KY. He married Martha Jane Flowers.

•6. Lousetta Bertram born 1846 in Wayne County, KY. She married William Robert Kinslow on August 16, 1864 in Barren County, KY.

•7. Perry Bertram born August 7, 1847 in Wayne County, KY. He married Sallie North and Sarah "Puss" Lester.

•8. Elvira Bertram born 1849 in Wayne County, KY and died September 26, 1924 in Barren County, KY. She married Mike White and Robert Gentry.

•9. Noah L. Bertram born 1851 in Wayne County, KY and died 1919. He married Sarah Adaline Barnett in 1880.

•10. Arminta Bertram born March 12, 1853 in Wayne County, KY. She married William H. Spradlin in 1872.

•11. Thursa Bertram born March 3, 1855 in Clinton County, KY and died March 31, 1922 in Clinton County, KY. She married Andrew Bertram in 1874.

•12. Broadus Bertram born 1857 in Wayne County, KY.

•13. Mary A. Bertram born 1859 in Wayne County, KY.

•14. Eliza Jane Bertram born 1863 in Wayne County, KY.


Ephraim Bertram was my 4th Great-Grandfather. Although in the source below he is listed as Butram, his name was Bertram. Butram/Buttram were used previously for this family. He was a circuit minister, therefore he performed many marriages in Barren, Warren, Wayne and Christian Counties.





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 24632073
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Ephraim Bertram (13 Nov 1814–23 Oct 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24632073, citing Spradlin Cemetery, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by GenealogyGirl (contributor 46564531) .