RUTHERFORD, J. B.
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RUTHERFORD, JOHN BRISBAN son of Samuel Rutherford, was born on the 28th of November, 1805, in Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa.; died on the 10th of October, 1892, on the farm where he was born. Being the only surviving son, he succeeded to the farm property of his father upon his death, November 26, 1833, and made farming his main business through life. In early manhood, Mr. Rutherford was elected captain of the Dauphin cavalry, hence his military title. He was active in politics, and was elected member of the Legislature on the Whig ticket in 1848, and re-elected in 1849. In 1857 he was elected to the State Senate for three years, on the Republican ticket. He was treasurer of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society for a long time—elected in 1864 and served twenty-five years. Mr. Rutherford was identified with the various offices in his township, and in old Paxtang church was a ruling elder. He married, March 19, 1833, Keziah Parke, died July 2, 1885; daughter of Col. James Parke, of Parkesburg, Chester county, Pa.a