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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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WILLIAM F. REDDICK was born in Nelson County, Ky., on January 8, 1815, and is a son of William and Mary (Lent) Reddick. The father was a native of Pennsylvania, the mother of Nelson County, Ky. In 1834 the parents came to the Purchase and settled in Milburn. Here the father carried on farming until his death on February 22, 1872. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The mother died in July, 1874. Subject was the third of six children, of whom three are now living, viz.: Nancy Thompson, in Milburn; Elizabeth Bishop, in Nelson County; and William F., our subject. The latter received an education from the old subscription schools, remained at home until twenty-six years old, and then, commencing life for himself, he settled on a farm that he received from his father, resided thereon about two years, and then came to his present farm. He now owns about 800 acres in this and other counties, of which there are about 350 acres in cultivation. Mr. Reddick was married on June 4, 1844, to Miss Mary Goldson, a daughter of Tolly and Phoebe (Dyer) Goldson, natives of Virginia. Mrs. Reddick was born in this district in March, 1824, and is the mother of eleven children, of whom eight are now living: Kittie (widow of Jasper Pennybocker), Tolly, John, Richard M., Silas, Fannie (wife of Dr. H. L. Wiley), Enoch and Virginia (wife of John Stoveall). Mr. Reddick was a soldier in the Mexican war, having enlisted at Paducah April 1, 1847, and served six months. Mrs. Reddick is a member of the Baptist 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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