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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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FREDERICK W. KEISER was born April 6, 1830, in upper Kentucky, was taken by his parents to Mississippi County, Ark., in 1836, where he grew to manhood, and in 1874 came to Fulton County, Ky., where he has since resided. His father, John Keiser, a native of Prussia, was born in 1800 and is still living. John’s wife, Christena Ritter, of Prussia, died in 1845. Their offspring are subject, Mary A. (deceased). January 14, 1857, Frederick W., married to Miss Mary E., daughter of Nathan Waller, of Arkansas. She was born in 1839 and died in 1863. To them were born Christena N. (Williams), Cassandra E. (Bush), William H. and Mary B. He was next married in 1866 to Miss Indiana Dillingham, of Arkansas, who died in 1868. On January 28, 1869, subject married Mrs. Eliza A. Hannah, daughter of Elisha P. and Maria J. (Bunch) Williams, of Arkansas, and to them have been born John P., James F., Annie F., Alice V., Ella I., and Iva Maud. His wife’s daughter by her former husband is Maria E. Hannah. Mr. Keiser is a farmer, having at his home place 224 acres of first class land, and well improved. He also owns 800 acres of other lands. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, a Methodist and a Democrat.

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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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