Looking for Robert Retherford-B 1873 Kentucky /Sarah R Scott-B 1870 Kentucky. My Retherford info stops here. Robert & Sarah had a son William Martin Retherford- 1861-1926. Can't find death record. My dad told me that there was 4 brothers (Rutherford's) they were from ILL or Ind. They owned one of the states. They got in a argument to keep the other brothers from owning the state they changed there name to Retherford. Has anyone ever heard about this?? I guess that is how the name got changed or the family argument?