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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. R. FAIRLEIGH, Fulton County, was born December 5, 1837, in Kentucky, and is a son of George and Elizabeth (Quinn) Fairleigh, natives of Hardin County, Ky., and Virginia, respectively. The paternal grandparents were natives of Pennsylvania, and were born where the town of Pittsburgh now stands. The maternal grandparents came from Buckingham County, Va., and the great grandfather, Darby Quinn, was a soldier in the Revolution. Subject received a common school education. After his father’s death in 1846, he took charge of the home farm, and gave to the remainder of the family a good education. At the breaking out of the war, he and his brother drew lots to see which should enter his country’s service. The choice fell upon the brother and our subject consequently remained at home, and conducted the farm. In 1868 he moved to Hardin County, Ky., where he farmed for five years. He then sold out and came to Carleton, Ky., where he built a saw and planing-mill. This he ran until January, 1878, when he went to Louisville, but only remained a short time. He next moved to Elizabethtown, and thence to Nelson County. In both places he turned his attention to farming. In February, 1884, he came to Fulton, Ky., where he has since been running a meat market. Mr. Fairleigh was married November 23, 1862, to Miss Luticia Baker, a daughter of John Q. and Ruth (Alexander) Baker, natives of Owen County, Ky. The result of this union was five children, of whom four are living: Ruth, George, Quinn, and William. Mrs. Fairleigh died in September, 1878, and subject was married in November, 1879, to Miss Eva Stone, of Breckinridge County, Ky., a daughter of Ephraim and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stone. By this union there were two children: Lizzie and John S. Mrs. Fairleigh died while her husband was at Louisville. Mr. Fairleigh is a member of the Baptist 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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