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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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ANDREW J. WYATT was born July 28, 1828, in Christian County, Ky., and in 1845 came with his parents to Ballard County, where he still resides. His father, Richard Wyatt, a native of King and Queen County, Va., a soldier in the war of 1812, died in 1868, at the age of eighty years. Richard married Martha Harrelson, of Christian County, Ky. (she died in 1853, aged about seventy years), and their offspring are William B., John T., Myra J. (Brame), subject, Richard N., George W., Elizabeth A. (Dance), Sarah E. (Penn) and Mary H. (Penn). On November 11, 1866, subject married Miss Mary E., daughter of Benjamin F. Moses, of Paducah, Ky., born June 23, 1850, and to them have been born James H., Carrie A., Lula E., Frank R., Ned T. and Norma Kate. Our subject is a farmer, owning 649 acres of valuable land in a fine state of cultivation. In politics he affiliates with the Democratic party.

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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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