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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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J. W. HOGGINS was born in Gallatin County, Ky., in October, 1823, and is a son of James and Mary (Hill) Hoggins, natives of Bourbon and Scott Counties respectively. James Hoggins, a farmer, was a son of Solomon Hoggins, of Bourbon County; he was magistrate of Gallatin County at one time. J. W. Hoggins received a common-school education, was a merchant in Ghent, Carroll County, six years, then moved to the country where he began farming, and now owns 122 acres of land. He has been magistrate of the county since 1882. In 1846 he married Leah Rice, of Gallatin County, daughter of David and Mary (Cave) Rice, both of Montgomery County. Mrs. Hoggins died in 1865, leaving six children, all dead but Candace, wife of Pepper French. Mr. Hoggins married Mrs. Lucy Rice, widow of Lucian Rice, of Gallatin County, in 1867. He is a member of the Christian Church, and is also a member of the I. O. O. F., No. 45. Politically he is a Democrat.

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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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