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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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GEORGE C. REEVES, Ballard County, was born July 16, 1839, in Warren County, Ky., where he grew to manhood, and in 1862 came to Ballard County, where he now resides. His father, Col. Peter M. Reeves, a native of Henry County. Ky., was born in 1810, was nine years acting magistrate, and died in 1882. He was the son of George Reeves, of Virginia. Peter M. married Sarah A. Hudnall, of Warren County, Ky. (born in 1814, and died in 1884), and to them were born Elizabeth F. (Phelps), Polley A. (Phelps), James H., subject and Zerilda P. (Scott). Subject was married October 24, 1865, to Miss Laura S., daughter of Richard and Mary F. (Glenn) Fortson, of Ballard County (born February 23, 1846), and the following offspring have been born to them, viz.: Lillie M. (deceased), Edward D., George J. and Kate. In 1882 our subject was chosen magistrate and member of the county court, which honorable position he is now filling to the satisfaction of his constituents. He is a farmer, owning 200 acres of good land, which he is successfully cultivating in the staple products of the country. In politics, Esq. Reeves, is identified 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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