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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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E. CASE, Fulton County, is a native of Spencer County, Ind., and was born January 5, 1821. His parents, Joshua and Ann (Green) Case, were both natives of Chenango County, N. Y., and among the early settlers of southern Indiana. The father was a farmer, and died when subject was in his infancy. Immediately after her husband’s death Mrs. Case came to Kentucky, settling in Daviess County, where she died in January, 1830, at the age of thirty years. An orphan at the age of nine years, our subject was apprenticed to a tailor in Owensboro, Ky. He remained an apprentice until eighteen years of age, when on account of ill treatment he revolted, and for three years traveled over various parts of Indiana, Alabama, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and Kentucky, working at his trade. In June, 1842, he came to Hickman, then known as Mills’ Point, and opened a tailor shop in the place, and for thirty years thereafter carried on a very successful trade, amassing a handsome fortune in the meantime. In connection with his trade he also ran a general mercantile house for a number of years, and ever since 1842 has been prominently identified with the business interests of his adopted city, being the oldest male resident at the present time. He served as postmaster for a period of eighteen or twenty years, retiring from the office in 1883. He was married in October, 1848, to Mrs. Sarah Ann Holt, of Smith County, Tenn., by whom he had three children, all deceased. Mr. Case is prominently connected with the I. O. O. F., being one of the oldest members of the society in western Kentucky. He is also an active temperance man, and a deacon in the Baptist Church, a position he has honorably filled for many years. In politics he votes with the Republican party.

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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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