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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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H. C. BAILEY was born July 31, 1824, in Charlotte County, Va., and is a son of John and Lucy (Palmer) Bailey, both natives of Virginia. The father died in 1846, aged sixty-one years; the mother departed this life in 1873, at the good old age of ninety-three years. Subject commenced life for himself as a clerk with the firm of Winbush & Parnell in Brook Neal, Va., where he remained for a period of five years, when he received the appointment of post master at the same place, which position he held about two years. He next went to Halifax County, Va., where he engaged as clerk in a mercantile house, and two years later emigrated to Tennessee, locating in Fayette County, near Macon, where he commenced farming, which he continued three years. He then moved to the town of Macon, and opened a boarding house for young ladies, which he continued for several years, and then sold out and moved to Graves County, Ky., where he lived for a period of six years, filling the offices of constable and deputy sheriff in the meantime. In the fall of 1856 or 1857, he came to Hickman, and opened a hotel which he kept until 1860. He then engaged in merchandising and eight years later closed out his city business and purchased his present farm of 160 acres, four miles southeast of Hickman. Mr. Bailey was elected county judge in 1878, serving one term; was appointed commissioner in 1880, and served in that capacity one year. He was married February 13, 1845, to Miss Bettie, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Palmer) Bailey, of Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have never had any children, but during the first thirty years have reared several orphans, giving them the advantages of a good education and a substantial start in the world. Mr. Bailey is a member of the Masonic fraternity and I. O. O. F. He belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and has filled the office of steward for a period of thirty years. His wife is also an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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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