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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  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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E. J. TANDY was born in Carroll County, Ky., January 3, 1824, and is a son of John and Sallie (Bledsoe) Tandy, natives of Virginia, the former from Culpeper County. John Tandy came to Kentucky with his father, John Tandy, Sr., in 1784, and settled in Lexington, where he remained until 1800, when he moved to Carroll County. He was a farmer and mechanic, and fought the Indians in the early history of the State. E. J. Tandy was educated at the common schools, and, with the exception of two years spent in a store in Carrollton, he has always been a farmer. He owns 155 acres of well improved land in Carroll County, and served as justice of the peace from June 1, 1875, to June 1, 1837, when he informed his constituents that he was not a candidate for re-election. Mr. Tandy has been married twice; first, September 27, 1869, to his cousin, Martha Tandy, daughter of R. M. Tandy, of Carroll County. She died August 9, 1882, leaving two children: Charles and Scott; and second, December 11, 1883, to Annie Kleesattel, of Kenton County, daughter of Anthony and Frances (File) Kleesattel, natives of Germany. One child blessed this union — John A. Politically Mr. Tandy is a Democrat. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., No. 45, of Ghent, and of the Masonic lodge of the same place. He is also a member of the Christian Church.

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This family biography is one of 46 biographies included in the Carroll County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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