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RUTHERFORD, Abner, son of William Rutherford, was born March 31, 1814, in Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa.; died September 2, 1891, and was buried at Paxtang. He received the education afforded by the select schools of Paxtang Valley, and was a farmer by occupation. The last fifteen years of his life he was president of the First National Bank of Hummelstown; was identified with other corporations, and active in various local enterprises of his day. He was one of the early members of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, and in 1835 was captain of the Tenth company, Ninety-eighth regiment, Pennsylvania militia. For many years he was one of the vice-presidents of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, in the founding of which he took a prominent part. His energy and ability, combined with his business habits, produced that success which generally follows. Mr. Rutherford married, February 28, 1839, Ann Espy, youngest daughter of William Espy, of Swatara.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Becky Tuszynski for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 12 Nov 2000

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