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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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SAMUEL BRAME was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., March 13, 1820. He is the eldest of seven children born to Henry and Sally (Hooton) Brame, natives of Virginia and of English descent. The grandparents, Samuel Brame and Samuel Hooton, were natives of Virginia. The father of our subject was a soldier in the war of 1812. Samuel was reared on a farm; he received a common school education and lived with his parents till he was twenty-two years old, when he engaged in farming for himself. He moved with his parents to Kentucky in a very early day, and settled in Christian County. In 1851 he moved to McCracken County and located five miles west of Paducah. In 1871 he located where he now resides on 150 acres of land, which he has accumulated by his own industry. Mr. Brame was married September 24, 1843, to Myra J. Wyatt; of Christian County, Ky., a daughter of Richard N. and Mary (Harrison) Wyatt. They had born to them by this marriage eleven children: Martha A., William T., Mary (Mrs. Thompson), Zachariah, Callie (now Frazier),George, Kate E., Elizabeth (now Hall), Louella, Edward B. and Andrew J. Mr. Brame and wife are Baptists. He is a Mason and votes the Democratic ticket.

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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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