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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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WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS was born in Carroll County, Ky., December 29, 1834, and is the fourth of twelve children born to Joel and Sallie (Deatheridge) Williams. Joel Williams was born and reared in Harrison County, Ky. He moved to Carroll County at an early date, and was married there. He was quite an extensive farmer and stock trader in his day, and regarded as one of the leading citizens of Carroll County. His father, William Williams, fought in the war of 1812. William B. Williams was reared on the farm, and received his education at the common schools. In 1863 he enlisted in the Fourth Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate Army, as a private, under Col. Henry Giltner, and served until the close of the war, when he returned to Carroll County and engaged in the mercantile business. In 1870 he moved to what is now Sanders Station, and continued in business there until 1885, when he sold out. He has been an extensive dealer in tobacco for many years, and is widely known as such. He owns a fine farm of 200 acres in Carroll County, and is carrying on farming in connection with his other business. September 29, 1871, he married Mollie E. Whitaker, daughter of Asbury Whitaker of Carroll County. Four children have blessed this union: Katie, Maggie, Birdie and Charley (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Williams are members of the Baptist Church, and in 1884 the two daughters also attached themselves to this church — Katie, aged thirteen and Maggie, aged ten. Politically Mr. Williams 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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