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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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Z. M. BUGG, attorney at law, Ballard County, was born January 16, 1830, in Sumner County, Tenn. His grandfather, Zachariah Bugg, was a native of Halifax County, Va. He left that State in 1796, immigrating to Sumner County, Tenn., where he died in 1854, at an advanced age. Subject’s father was Richard F. Bugg, a native of Tennessee. He immigrated to Kentucky in 1839, settling in Trigg County, where he died one year later at the age of thirty-four or thirty-five years. The mother, P. M. (Chappell) Bugg, died in 1872, aged seventy-eight years. They were the parents of five children, whose names are as follows: Ann R., Mary C., Z. W., John W. and Richard D. Subject remained with his mother until twenty years of age, when he commenced teaching in the common schools of Christian County, reading law in the meantime under the instruction of Judge Marshall of Ballard County. He was admitted to the bar in Blandville in 1856, and since that time has been actively engaged in the practice of his profession in Ballard and adjoining counties. He was married, in 1856, to Mary A., daughter of William S. and Lucy (Upshur) Jackson. To this union have been born eight children, four of whom are living: Lucy P. (wife of Isaac N. Coffee), Richard I., Zachariah W. and Alice. Mr. Bugg is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the I. O. O. F., and he and his wife are members 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 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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