Alderson, B. S.

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Biographies: Alderson, B. S.
By Board Administration (Admin) on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 - 11:48 am:

B. S. Alderson, one of the successful farmers of the county, was born near Richmond, VA April 3, 1815. When he as about a year old, a colony of his relatives, including his father, John A. Alderson, moved to Maury Co. TN. When sixteen he went to Natchez Mississippi, where for about eight years he was operating in stocks, trading and bartering with whoever would sell or buy. He next went to New Orleans and took a one-third interest in a produce house in that city, and became the agent of the house on the road.

In 1848 he came to Louisville, where he managed the Hotel de Rein as proprietor for a period of five years. A tornado swept him out, and about thirty-one years ago he purchased the West Woodfarm, where he has since resided.

February 4, 1843, he married Nancy Seebolt, a daughter of George S. Seebolt, an old resident of the county, who was born about 1787, in Montgomery County on the 25th of December of that year. He was a prominent man among the Indians. His father, George S. Seebolt moved upon the waters of Chenoweth Run. He had been in Louisville six years previous to this, with his family, and entered a large tract of land, commonly known as the Phelps Tract, but during his absence other parties came in and settled upon it. It not being in the mind of Mr. Seebolt to remove them, he hunted up other waters near Jeffersontown, as the main object in that day was to get near some permanent stream of water. Mr. Alderson is the father of seven children, of whom four are living. Mr. Aldersons farm consists of two hundred acres of good land, about two miles west of Jeffersontown, and is under a very high state of cultivation, as is shown by the cleanly condition of fences, rows, and fields, as well as the good repair in which the buildings are kept. Mr. Alderson has an abhorrence of debt, it being a rule with him to discharge his dues to others with exactness.

By Board Administration (Admin) ( on Friday, September 08, 2006 - 03:41 pm:


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