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Below is a family biography included in 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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DR. HUGH T. CROUCH, a rising young physician with a bright future before him, was born September 10, 1856, in Ballard County, Ky., where he has always resided. His father, Richard J. Crouch, a native of Christian County, Ky., came to Ballard County in 1842 and died in 1870, aged about forty-eight years. Richard J. espoused Martha, daughter of Hugh Massie, of Christian County, Ky., and to them were born Martha E. (Wray), subject, Richard B., Mary E., Susie F. and William H. Subject was favored in youth with a good English education. He was married May 27, 1884, to Miss Mollie U., daughter of George W. and Esther A. (Peck) Willingham, of Ballard County, Ky. She was born October 17, 1864. In 1879 subject commenced the study of medicine with Dr. D. P. Juett, of Blandville, Ky., and in 1880 attended lectures at the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, where he graduated in 1882. He is now successfully engaged in the practice of his chosen profession in his native county.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of 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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