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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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J. F. HALL was born May 6, 1860, in Dyer County, Tenn., and is the second of two children born to W. K and M A. (Winn) Hall, natives of Virginia. The father died in 1877; he was postmaster at Columbus from 1867. He was in the commission business during the war, and previous to his becoming postmaster he was in the drug business. J. F. resided in Columbus, Ky., where he received a fair common school education, and then attended school at St. Louis for two years. Returning to Columbus he engaged in the book and stationery business for two years. In 1876 he was appointed to the railway mail service, which business he followed until December, 1883. He was then appointed postmaster at Fulton, and is still holding the office. His mother is at present living with him, but spends her winters in Florida.

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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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