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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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W. A. EDWARDS, Ballard County, was born June 4, 1853, in Green County, Ky.; he is a son of W. A. and Elizabeth (Minton) Edwards, both of whom were born in the same State and county. The father, at the age of eighteen, secured a position in Bowling Green as deputy county clerk, remaining in this capacity several years, after which he moved to Lewis County, Mo., where he was engaged in farming, and raising and dealing in livestock about fifteen years. He then returned to Green County, Ky., and was married to the mother of our subject. This lady died in 1857, aged forty-five. At the age of nineteen our subject went to Evansville, Ind.; he was clerk there a short time and then moved to Missouri, where he was employed at railroading and telegraphing about one year. He then removed to Kansas, remaining about eight months, after which he went to Mississippi and worked at various points on the Illinois Central Railroad till 1876, when he came to Bardwell, where he has since been agent of this road at this place. He was married October 28, 1880, to Miss Lena R., daughter of the late Dr. N. C. Thomas, of Ballard County; this union has been blessed with one daughter.

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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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