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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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A. J. WARDEN, lawyer, was born October 1, 1816, in Lincoln County, Ky., and is a son of William B. and Elizabeth (Martin) Warden, both natives of North Carolina. Robert Warden, subject’s paternal grandfather, was a native of Wales, which country he left as early as 1755, coming to America and settling in one of the Carolinas, where about 1815 he died. Subject’s maternal grandfather was David Martin, a native of North Carolina. He emigrated from that State in 1810, settling in Hardin County, Ky., and later moved to Indiana, where he died in 1835. William B. Warden, subject’s father came to Hickman County in 1832, and located near the town of Clinton. He afterward moved to Ballard County, and died at the village of Milburn in 1865, aged seventy-five years. Subject’s mother died in Missouri about 1820, at the age of twenty-three or twenty-four years. A. J. Warden commenced life for himself as a teacher, engaging in that profession in Ballard County, when but seventeen years of age. He was elected constable in an early day and filled the office for a period of ten years, employing his leisure moments in reading law. In 1862 he was elected to the offices of circuit and county clerk, filling both positions for six years. He was admitted to the bar in 1867, and since that time has given his attention to his profession in Ballard and adjoining counties. He was married December 27, 1842, to Miss Zillah, daughter of James L. and Zillah, Gray, of Ballard County. To this union were born eight children as follows: Jane (deceased), Elizabeth (deceased), A. J.; Margaret, Ann (deceased), Henry C. (deceased), Harry and Maud. Mrs. Warden died March 12, 1874, aged fifty-two years. Mr. Warden is a member of the Masonic fraternity and belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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