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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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STOKELEY R. CULVER, Esq., was born September 10, 1840, in Fentress County, Tenn., and in 1866 came to Ballard County, Ky., where he at present resides. His father, John Culver, a native of Bedford County, Tenn., was a volunteer in the war of 1812, served for many years as magistrate, and died in 1878 at the age of eighty-two years. He was twice married, and the off spring of his first union are Carroll, Salley (Stinson), Nancy (Hancock), John and Jesse. His second wife was Nancy, daughter of Christopher Choate, of Tennessee (born about 1806, now living), and from this union sprang subject, Sarah J. (Livingston), L. D., Thomas P. (killed in battle) and Jacob P. In youth subject received a common school education, and is a reading man. He was married October 31, 1867, to Miss Sarah E., daughter of John and Nancy (Brame) Cary, of McCracken County, and to them have been born Edna G., Albert S., John S., Joseph D., Kittie B. and Nannie J. Subject served eight years as magistrate. He is a farmer, owning 160 acres of good land in a fine state of cultivation. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, a Baptist and 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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