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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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THOMAS L. STANLEY was born in Franklin County, Tenn., on September 16, 1826, and is a son of James and Ann (Ellis) Stanley. The parents were natives of Cobb County, Ga. The father was of English-Welsh descent; the mother of Scotch-Irish. The father came to Tennessee about 1812, and moved to Scott County, Mo., in 1832. There the father died, August 11, 1836, the mother died in 1849. Subject was the eleventh of sixteen children, of whom but two are now living: Lucy A., wife of Nicholas M. Carr, and Thomas L. The latter’s education was received in the schools of Missouri. He remained at home until the age of twenty-one, and then settled on a farm in Mississippi County, Mo. There he remained until 1854, when he came to Kentucky, and settled on Wolf Island, where he now owns about 1,800 acres. In 1870 he came to Milburn, where he has since resided. Until the last few years, he has dealt very extensively in stock. Mr. Stanley was married in 1848, in Mississippi County, Mo., to Mrs. Amanda C. Kennedy (nee James), a native of Pulaski County, Ky. The result of this union was a son. Mrs. Stanley died in 1849, and subject was married in October, 1850, to Miss Sarah E. Dyson. Eight children, three sons and five daughters, are living as the result of this union. This lady died in 1875, and he was next married to Mrs. Sallie A. Thomas (maiden name Linthicum), of Nelson. The result of this marriage has been two sons. Mr. Stanley is a Mason, and Mrs. Stanley is a member of the Christian Church.

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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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