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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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JOHN W. HOGGINS, a prominent farmer near Eagle Station, Carroll County, Ky., was born in Gallatin County, December 20, 1827, and is the sixth of a family of eight children born to William and Mary (McDaniel) Hoggins, natives of Bourbon County, Ky. Wm. Hoggins was born about 1797, and was a son of Solomon Hoggins, a native of Maryland, who came to Kentucky at an early date, and settled in Bourbon County, where he lived and died. William Hoggins was brought up on the farm in Bourbon County, was married there, and moved to Gallatin County in the early part of this century, where he died, having followed farming all his life very successfully. Mary (McDaniel) Hoggins was a daughter of Frank McDaniel, an early settler in Bourbon County. John W. Hoggins was reared on the farm, and received a common-school education. He followed farming in Gallatin County until 1859, when he moved to Carroll County, and in 1867 purchased his present farm of 146 acres; he built his brick residence in 1871. His farm is under good improvements, and he is regarded as a wealthy man. December 18, 1856, he married Martha J. Baird, daughter of Barzilla and Mary (Scandrith) Baird, early settlers in Carroll County. In politics Mr. Hoggins is a Democrat, and for many years he and his wife have been active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and true and earnest supporters of its principles. They have no children.

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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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