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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JAMES H. JACKSON, a native of Laurel County, Ky., was born September 1, 1829. His father, Abram Jackson, also a native of Laurel County, and a well-to-do farmer, moved to McNairy County, Tenn., where he died. He married Jemina Jackson, of Madison County, Ky., daughter of Elsa Jackson who bore him four sons and one daughter, the subject of this sketch being the eldest child. Abram Jackson died about 1836, and his widow died August 18, 1885, a member of the Baptist Church. James H. Jackson was reared on the farm, and has followed that occupation all his life. He lived for some time in Boone and Madison Counties, but settled at his present location in 1872, where he has 100 acres of well stocked and well cultivated land. In 1847 he married Martha Jackson, of Madison County, daughter of Jackson and Mary (Castell) Jackson, natives; respectively of Kentucky and Georgia. Of the fourteen children born to this union, nine are living, viz.: Levi P., Jannett, Jerry M., Curtis B., Starling, John T., Margaret, Louisa and Mattie; the deceased are Cassius M., Isabella, Larkin, Harriett and Andrew. Mr. Jackson is a Democrat, a Royal Arch Mason and with his wife a member of the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 73 biographies included in the Boone County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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