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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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NATHAN A. ROSS was born August 26, 1837, in Trigg County, Ky., where he grew to man’s estate, and in 1857, removed to Ballard County, where he now resides. His father, Eli Ross, a native of Tennessee, born in 1805, is still living. Eli married Elizabeth Strowbridge, who was born in 1805, and died in 1877. This union resulted in the birth of James B., William H., Charles A., Reuben C., George W., subject, Elizabeth (Neely), John E. and Thomas J. In youth subject’s educational advantages were limited, but he is a reading man and keeps well posted in the current literature of the day. He was married August 19, 1880, to Miss Willie H., daughter of William H. and Amanda (Hayes) Hardy, of Christian County. Mr. Ross is one among the many enterprising and successful of Ballard County’s farmers, turning his attention chiefly to raising tobacco, corn and wheat. He is the owner of 723 acres of valuable and productive land, well improved and in a fine state of cultivation. He served the community fourteen months as constable, ten months as deputy sheriff, and three years as deputy assessor. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and a Democrat.

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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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