Published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia
HISTORY OF MACOUPIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS
DESCRIPTIVE OF ITS SCENERY,
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
ABRAM K. NETHERTON was born in Jefferson county, Kentucky, May 10, 1818. His grandfather John Netherton, was a Virginian, who fought as a soldier through the whole of the Revolutionary war. He moved to Kentucky in 1790, when the Indians were still plentiful, and it was necessary to keep guards to protect the white settlers while cultivating their little patches of ground about the forts. His father, Abram Netherton, was born in Virginia, and was fifteen when he went with his father to Kentucky. He married as his second wife Amy Ashbaugh. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and was in the battle of New Orleans. A. K. Netherton was raised in Kentucky. One of his neighbors, Henry Fishback, had improved a farm in Cahokia township, and then returned to Kentucky. Mr. Netherton came back with him to Illinois in 1840. In 1841 he came to Gillespie township. April 16, 1844, he married Julia Anna Huddleston, daughter of William Huddleston. After his marriage he farmed Brushy Mound and Cahokia townships till 1853, and then settled on his present farm. He was originally a whig in politics, but has belonged to the republican party since its formation.
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