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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 M. HAYDEN, a prominent farmer and stock grower of Carroll County, Ky., was born in Carroll County, Ky., January 20, 1844, and is the ninth of a family of thirteen children born to James W. and Catherine (Vories) Hayden, the former a farmer who resided in Carroll County. James M. Hayden was reared on a farm, received a common-school education, and began working for himself as a farmer in 1865; he now owns 200 acres of well improved land. In the fall of 1862 he joined the Confederate Army, Company F, Fourth Kentucky Cavalry, under Col. Giltner, and served until the close of the war. Receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Carroll County, where he now resides, and resumed farming. Mr. Hayden married Miss Mary E. Lawrence, daughter of George W. and Elizabeth E. Lawrence, natives of Kentucky. Four children have blessed this union, viz.: Elmer F., Edna C., Jessie W. and Grover H. Mr. and Mrs. Hayden are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Hayden is a member of the F. & A. M. 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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