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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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JAMES M. BROWDER was born May 22, 1835, in Fulton County, Ky., where he still retains his residence. His father, Augustin Browder, a native of Hopkins County, Ky., settled in this part of the Purchase about 1825, where he died in 1873. He was the son of Isham Browder, a Virginian. Augustin married Arena, daughter of Beckley Jackson, of Hopkins County, who is now living, aged seventy-five years. Their children are Thomas (deceased), Martha A. (Kirbey), subject, John, Isham, William (killed in battle), Andrew J. (killed in battle), Lewis T., Pleasant H. and George L. Subject was married October 28, 1858, to Miss Ellen D., daughter of Tomisher and Caroline (McClure) Bowers, of Weakley County, Tenn., and to them have been born, Thomas A. (died March 7, 1885), Alfred B., Laura A. (Bard), Robert C., Ada A. and Nellie K. Mr. Browder is a successful farmer, owning 240 acres of land, well improved; his brick residence is a model of neatness and substantial comfort.

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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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