History of Kentucky (page 17) John W. Letton.All the seventy odd years of his life John W. Letton has kept his home and his interests centered on the farm where he was born.This farm is on McBride’s Run, three miles northeast of Carlisle in Nicholas County. Mr. Letton was born there September 22, 1848, son of William W. and Lucy A. (Williams) Letton.His father was born in Nicholas County, November 25, 1809, and his mother in Indiana, May 1809.They were married October 17, 1833, and the mother died December 10, 1863, and the father March 31, 1883.The community knew William W. Letton as a very successful farmer and as a citizen of worth in all his relationships.He was frequently honored with public office at the hands of the democrats and was affiliated with the Daugherty Lodge No. 65, F and A. M.Both he and his wife were active church members.They were the parents of seven children, of whom John W. is the only survivor.Hew was the youngest.The others were: Burton R., born September 26, 1834, married Ellen N. Baldwin, and of his nine children six are still living, several of them with their Uncle John W. Letton, who has never married.Martha J. Letton, born November 1, 1836, was the wife of Silas W. Willett; Mary E., born October 28, 1838, married L.C. Jones; Laura, born March 21, 1841, died in infancy, Elton K. was born January 1, 1844; Tabitha, born February 3, 1846, died in girlhood. John W. Letton acquired a public-school education and for half a century or more his activities have been taken up with the home farm of seventy acres.He is a democrat in politics.The six living children of his brother Burton R., are: Robert E. a Bourbon County farmer; Maude E., wife of Ed Alexander; Charles G, Thomas J. and Lucy M., all at home, and Bertie wife of Carl D. Payne.