Robert S. Partrick

ROBERT S. PARTRICK, owner and proprietor of the village of Bodenham was born in Alabama in 1847. This village is composed of one water mill, one cotton gin, cabinet shop, blacksmith-shop and a general merchandising establishment. He emigrated from Alabama to this place about two years ago, and has been successfully engaged in business ever since. He was reared in Rogersville, Ala., and lived with his grandfather until fifteen years of age. He then enlisted in Company E, Seventh Alabama Cavalry, and remained in the service until the close of the war. He was a participant in some of the most hotly contested battles fought during that time. He returned to Alabama, and was engaged in different pursuits until coming to his present location. His father was a native of Kentucky, born in 1800, and came to Alabama when quite young. He married for his first wife a Miss Brooks, who bore him six children. She died about l840. He then married Elvira Sham, she being the mother of our subject, and a native of Alabama, born in 1820. The last union resulted in the birth of four children. The mother died in 1854 and the father three years later. Our subject was united in marriage, in 1870, to Elizabeth Elledge, a native of Alabama, born in 1850, and to them were born three children: Infant (died unnamed), Ethel (who died in 1873), and Beatrice L. Our subject is a stanch Democrat, and cast his first vote for Horace Greeley. The Partrick family are of Irish descent, and emigrated from Ireland in the early part of the seventeenth century.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County