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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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JAMES HIRAM LINDSAY, the younger of the two sons of Gen. Jesse and Priscilla (Ficklin) Lindsay, was born in Carroll County, Ky., March 10, 1824. Jesse Lindsay was a native of Virginia, but an early settler in Kentucky. He was county sheriff when Carroll and Gallatin constituted one county, and was for a number of years a justice of the peace. He was twice married, his second wife having been a Miss Dosha Scruggs, of Owen County. His death took place in 1875, in his eighty-sixth year. J. H. Lindsay was reared to farm life, and followed agriculture as a vocation until he was forty-eight years of age. In 1870 he was elected assessor. In March, 1878, he moved to Carrollton, having been elected sheriff that year, and served four years; he was then appointed Government storekeeper. In August, 1845, he married Miss Lizzie Jackman, daughter of Benjamin Jackman, of Carroll County. Mrs. Lizzie Lindsay died in 1863, and in 1864 Mr. Lindsay married Mrs. Margaret (Hopkins) Sebree, a native of Gallatin County, and daughter of Harvey Hopkins. To the latter marriage have been born three children: Harvey, Kulley, and Charlie. Mr. Lindsay is a Freemason, and 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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