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Rev Richard Tilton
(1754-Bef 1829)
Nancy Anney Lum
Ephraim Ashcraft
Margaret Ellis
(1774-Bef 1850)
Jesse Lum Tilton
Rachel Elizabeth Ashcraft
Nimrod A Tilton


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1. Nancy F. McDowell #2

2. Helen Ashcraft #1

Nimrod A Tilton

  • Born: 1831, Robertson Co Kentucky
  • Marriage (1): Nancy F. McDowell #2 in 1875 in Robertson Co Kentucky
  • Marriage (2): Helen Ashcraft #1 in 1856 in Bracken Co KY
  • Died: 1888, Robertson Co Kentucky at age 57
  • BuriedMale: Mt Olive Cemetery, Robertson Kentucky

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Nimrod A Tilton was Elected Sheriff of Robertson Co In 1868 he lived In Mt Olive, and he was Elected to County Judge of Robertson Ky In 1886.
Nimrod A Tilton was an Civil war Veteran (Raisin River )

Note - Ky Biographies- L- Archives 3364
Note - Ky History of the State, Embracing a concise account of origin (William Henry Perrin)

Nimrod A. Tilton, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
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Event Date: 13 Mar 1856
Event Place: Brookville, Bracken, Kentucky
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01228-9
System Origin: Kentucky-EASy
GS Film number: 344096
Reference ID: P 190
#3364: Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed.
8-B, 1887 Robertson County. NIMROD A. TILTON, county judge of Robertson
County, resides at Mt. Olivet, and was born in Robertson County, Ky.,
January 9, 1831, and is the eldest of three sons born to Jesse L. and
Rachel (Ashcraft) Tilton, natives, respectively, of Mason and Robertson
Counties. His grandfather, Richard Tilton, came from Maryland and settled
in Mill Creek Valley, near May's Lick, before the county of Kentucky was
erected a State. He was a local Methodist preacher, a Prohibitionist, and
a non-slave-holder. He served as the first justice to hold court in
Fleming County, was a very wealthy man, and died in Illinois to which State
he had removed. Ephraim Ashcraft, the maternal grandfather of Nimrod A.
Tilton, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and took part in the battle of
Raisins River. His settlement in the State of Kentucky took place about
the year 1800. Jesse L. Tilton was born in 1806, was a farmer and tanner,
and died in 1883. Judge N.A. Tilton passed his early life on the home
farm, but while still a young man made a trip to the Pacific coast. He
early learned blacksmithing, but has passed the greater part of his life at
farming, and now owns a fine stock farm of 560 acres two and a half miles
west of Mt. Olivet. In 1863 he was elected the first sheriff of Robertson
County, but for the previous ten years had been a magistrate. In August,
1886, he was elected county judge. March 13, 1856, he married Miss Helen
Ashcraft, of Robertson County, daughter of Nimrod Ashcraft, deceased. This
marriage was blessed with the birth of five children, of whom two are
living: Evan L. and Jessie. The judge is a Royal Arch Mason, a Democrat,
and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


Nimrod married Nancy F. McDowell #2, daughter of Edmond McDowell and Margaret Bradley, in 1875 in Robertson Co Kentucky. (Nancy F. McDowell #2 was born in 1846 in Kentucky, died in 1926 in Robertson Co Kentucky and was buried Mt Olive Cemetery.)


Nimrod next married Helen Ashcraft #1, daughter of Nimrod Ashcraft and Enfield B. Duncan, in 1856 in Bracken Co KY. (Helen Ashcraft #1 was born in 1829 in Nicholas Co KY, died in 1875 in Robertson Co Kentucky and was buried Foster's Chapel Robertson KY.)

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