BIOGRAPHY OF DR. GEORGE RUST ALSOP

BIOGRAPHY OF DR. GEORGE RUST ALSOP

History of Knox and Daviess County, Indiana (Chicago, Illinois, The Goodspeed

Publishing Co., 1886) page 307-308
 DR. GEORGE R. ALSOP, clerk of the Knox County Courts, was born in Sperryville, Rappahonnock Co., Va., December 19, 1851; son of Dr. William S. and Lavinia H (Amiss) Alsop, who were natives of Virginia, where they lived and died. George R. was reared in his native State and secured an ordinary education in the common branches. At the age of seventeen he left home, and in the summer of 1869 located in Sullivan County, Ind., where he worked at manual labor during the summer months and taught school during the winter seasons until April, 1873, when he began the study of medicine at New Lebanon, Ind., and afterward attended the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis during 1873-74. He then spent the summer of 1874 reading medicine in Yazoo County, Miss., and attended the medical department of the University at Louisville, Ky., graduating March 1, 1875. He practiced his profession about six months in Sullivan County, Ind., when he came to Knox County and formed a partnership with Dr. M. M. McDowell, of Freelandsville, with whom he remained until 1883, when he came to Vincennes to assume the duties of the clerk’s office, which position he has filled with ability to the present time. He is a staunch Democrat in politics, and in 1878 was chosen by that party to the position of Trustee of Widner Township, which he held until 1882, when he was elected to fill his present office in November of that year. April 20, 1875, he married Miss Jennie McClellan, of Sullivan, Ind.  They have four children: Thomas B., William M., Eustis F. and Byrdie L.  The Doctor is a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. fraternities, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church; he is considered a worthy and efficient office-holder”

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