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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 R. TYER, was born June 14, 1840, in White County, Ill. In 1842 he removed with his parents to Stewart County, Tenn.; in 1845 to Trigg County, Ky., where he grew to manhood, and in 1863 entered Company G, Fourth Kentucky Infantry; he was captured and remained a prisoner at Rock Island to the close of the war. In 1865 he settled in Crittenden County, Ky.; in 1874 he removed to Williamson County, Ill.; in 1875 to Texas, and then came to Ballard County, Ky., where he now resides. His grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier, and his father, Council Tyer, a native of North Carolina, was born in 1793, and died in 1863. Council married Luticia Saury, of Tennessee, who died in 1859, and their children are Jefferson, Jane, Elizabeth (Cunningham), Martha (Adair) and subject. On August 19, 1866, subject was married to Mrs. Amanda M. Hardy, daughter of John and Cynthia (Griffin) Hayes, of Christian County, born January 4, 1843, and to them have been born Magnolia, Charles B. (deceased), Jasper E., Florence L., Lula M., Cula and Thomas J. Subject is a farmer, and is very successful in growing wheat, corn and tobacco. He is a member of the Baptist Church 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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