JOHN O. SHROPSHIRE, was born in Greenup County, this State, January 17, 1834, a son of John W. and Nancy (Campbell) Shropshire; both of them were of Virginia birth. The father came to this county in 1847, and for eighteen months was employed in the Tennessee Rolling Mills. The parents had eight children, of whom two are living; John O. and Joseph H. The former came here with his father, but in 1850 removed to St. Louis, Mo., where he remained four years, after which he returned, and up to 1878 worked as a heater in the Rolling Mills. At the latter date he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, but shortly afterward returned, and has since been employed in the mills. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is a gentleman of substantial worth in the community. He married Ann G. Palmer, and has a family of thirteen children: Rebecca, Ida M., John H., Joseph H., Maggie B., William, A. Laura, Grace, Minnie, Nettie, James, C. Edna and George K.
Source: J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 864.