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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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ARCHIBALD E. BREVARD, a native of Smith County, Tenn., was born July 20, 1886, and in 1849 was brought by his parents to Fulton County, Ky., where he has generally retained his residence to the present time. His father, Cyrus N. Brevard, was born in Lincoln County, N. C., in 1808, immigrated to Tennessee in childhood, and died in 1866. He was the son of John, a Revolutionary soldier of North Carolina. The family were Huguenots, and settled at Baltimore. Subject’s mother, Polyxena, daughter of Archy Miles, of Sumner County, Tenn., died in 1842, at the age of thirty-six years. To Cyrus N. and her were born Nancy M. (Johnston), Minerva J. (McConnell), John A. (deceased), Caledonia C. (Miles), subject, and Mary E. (deceased). By his second wife were born Sarah W. (Piles) and Clarissa L. Subject received a good education. He was married, October 25, 1866, to Miss Susan L. McConnell, of Fulton County. She was born in 1846 and died in 1881. He was next married, November 4, 1883, to Miss Henry A., daughter of Thomas and Charlotte (Applegate) Prather, of Fulton County, Ky. Mr. Brevard is engaged in farming and general trading having 175 acres of good land. He is connected with the Masonic fraternity, the I. O. O. F. and the K. of H. In religion he is a Methodist and in politics a Democrat. He served through the late war.

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This family biography is one of 114 biographies included in the Fulton County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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