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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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JOHN W. BUGG was born May 31, 1833, in Todd County, Ky., was removed in infancy by his parents to Christian County, and in 1850, with his mother, came to Ballard County, where he has since resided. His father. Richard C. Bugg, a native of Sumner County, Tenn., was born in 1810, and died about 1838. He was the son of Zachariah Bugg. Richard G. espoused Prudence M. Chappell, of Sumner County; she died in 1865, and their offspring are, Ann R. (Rollings), Zachariah, Mary C. (Penn), subject and Robert D. Our subject obtained a fair education and is a reading man. He was married February 6, 1862, to Miss Mary E., daughter of James and Nancy (Brown) Tisdall, of Ballard County, born in 1838, and to them have been born Annie M., Mary and Dick. Subject was formerly engaged in milling, but is now a farmer, owning 126 acres of fine lands in a high state of cultivation. He is a Royal Arch Mason, a member of the Christian Church, and in politics a Democrat.

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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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