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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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L. M. DAVIS, farmer, was born June 1, 1830, in Rutherford County, Tenn., and is the third of eight children (three boys and five girls) born to Eaton and Deborah (Moore) Davis, natives of Grandville County, N. C., and Rutherford County, Tenn., respectively. His grandparents were Abel and Mary (Andrews) Davis, of Irish descent, and George and Sarah (Wright) Moore, of English descent. L. M. Davis was principally reared on a farm. He taught school one term and was married January 23, 1854, to Miss Sarah E. Gannaway, of Bedford County, Tenn., a daughter of John and Mary (Robertson) Gannaway, natives of Virginia. He had born to him by this union nine children: Robert A., Lucy E., Emerson E., Archibald S., Herbert R., Levander C. Christopher P., Sarah D. and Thomas E. He takes an interest in giving his children a good education. His wife died September 6, 1879, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Davis was next married on March 16, 1880, to Martha B. Magruder, of Ballard County, Ky., a daughter of Barrett D. and Emily (Burkhead) Magruder, of Scotch descent and a native of Kentucky. Mr. Davis, with his family, settled near Arlington in 1863; in 1878, he came to where he now resides on 140 acres of land in good condition, and is now engaged in raising blooded stock. He is a Mason, was a Granger and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Scott. He is now a Republican.

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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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