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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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SQUIRE NATHAN HAMMOND was born in Graves County, Ky., January 29, 1834; removed with his parents in 1836 to Fulton County, where he remained until 1856, when he emigrated to Izard County, Ark., and after four years’ residence there entered the army, in which he continued to the close of the war. In 1866 he settled on the place where he now resides, in Fulton County, Ky. His father, James Hammond, was born near Lexington, Ky., and died in 1882, aged seventy-four years. James married Nancy Polsgrove, who died in 1861. Their offspring are William H., subject, Elizabeth (Baker), Sarah A. (Grimmett), John S., Martha M. (McGlasson), Susan E. (Tucker), and Thomas F. Subject was married March 2, 1854, ta Miss Theresa S., daughter of Admaral and Margaret (Underwood) Blackman, of Hickman County (died in 1860, aged twenty-one years), and as the result of this union James A. (deceased), and Thomas H. were born. October 17, 1866, subject was married to Miss Harriet Blackman, sister to his first wife, and to them have been born John W., Ada J. (deceased), Ida B., Charles N., Tira and Otha F. Squire Hammond served the community where he resides eleven years as magistrate and member of the county court. He is a farmer, owning 142 acres of fine land, which he is successfully cultivating. He is a Baptist in religion, a member of the Masonic fraternity; also of the K. of H., and in politics is a Democrat.

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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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