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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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J. N. SANFORD was born in Milburn, March 24, 1836, and is a son of Daniel B. and Catherine (Reddick) Sanford. The father was a native of Virginia, and came with his father to Henry County, in an early day. The grandfather of our subject had been a soldier in the Revolution. His death took place in Henry County. In 1832, subject’s father came to Ballard County, and settled in Milburn. He was a blacksmith by trade, and was also a farmer. In 1834, he was married to a daughter of William F. Reddick. He continued to reside in this county until his death, in 1849. At one time he served as deputy sheriff in this county. The mother died here in 1848. Subject’s education was received in the schools of Milburn. After his father’s death he went to Nelson County, where he spent some time with his uncle. At the age of eighteen, he commenced life for himself, as a clerk for T. M. Horn, at Milburn. He remained thus employed for two years, and then opened a saddle and harness shop. In 1859, he opened a general store, with a stock of about $4,000. He has since followed merchandising very successfully, and is at present carrying a stock of about $12,000. He is also engaged in buying and prizing tobacco, and is the only dealer in the county. For the season of 1883, he put up 210 hogsheads, besides losing 85,000 pounds by fire. He was married on September 20, 1859, to Miss, Sallie H. Gregory, a daughter of Hardin arid Susan (Roswell) Gregory, probably natives of Tennessee. The result of this union has been nine children, viz.: Kate (wife of T. F. Owens), N. H., Hardy, Pryor, Molly, Guy, Ora, Thomas and Bertha. Mr. Sanford is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; Mrs. Sanford of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is a member of the Milburn Lodge, No. 1989, K. of H.

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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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