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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. H. HUDDLESTON, Fulton County, was born October 21, 1848, in Smith County, Tenn., and is the youngest of eleven children born to Daniel and Sarah (Brooks) Huddleston, native of Tennessee. The father was of Swedish descent, the mother of English. J. H. remained at home until the age of eighteen, and received a common school education. He went to Texas when nineteen, where he remained one year as a salesman at Bagdad. He returned home and worked on a farm for three years. In 1873 he came to Fulton, where he began clerking for Mr. Meadows, with whom he remained until 1881, when he embarked in business for himself with Charles Wolf. This firm remained in operation eighteen months. Subject began clerking again, but in January, 1883, he formed a partnership with R. M. Bolinger in the hardware business, and this firm is still in operation. March 29, 1877, he was married to Miss Cordie Burns of Paducah, a daughter of Robert and Hester (Bailey) Burns. The father was of Scottish descent, a native of Scott County, Ky., the mother of Kentucky, but of Irish descent. Three children were born to this union, one of whom is still living, Clarence W. Mr. and Mrs. Huddleston are members of the Christian Church. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity.

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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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