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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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WILLIAM B. FISHER, Ballard County, was born June 3, 1833, in White County, Tenn. He is the first of twelve children (ten boys) born to John and Narcissa (Hutson) Fisher, natives of White County, Tenn.; the father is a son of William and Nancy (Chisam) Fisher; the mother a daughter of Matthias and Sarah (Noles) Hutson, farmers. The elder Fisher is of German, and Noles of Irish descent. Matthias Hutson was in the battle of New Orleans. In 1812 the Fisher family came to and settled in South Ballard, where the father purchased and improved a farm, and here died July, 1878, aged sixty-six years. William B. Fisher lived with his parents, till married, December 2, 1852, to Sarah L. McDannel, of Ballard County, a native of Owen County, Ky., and daughter of Henry and Mary (Murphy) McDannel, natives of Virginia, and of Scotch-Irish descent. There were born to this union twelve children: John H., Enoch F., Elizabeth A. (now Jackson), William L., James D., Mary N., George L., Thomas G., Robert F., Susan B., Maudie and Lessa (dead). In 1867 Mr. Fisher moved to and settled in Wilson County, Kan., where he purchased 440 acres of land and farmed, but sold out and returned to Ballard County in 1875, and settled where he now resides, in South Ballard. He has been constable of his district for two terms. He is the possessor of 368 acres of land in good condition; is a Mason; and he and wife were charter members of the Grange. He cast his first presidential vote for Fillmore, in 1856, but has ever since been 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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