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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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JUDGE SAMUEL LANDRUM, of Fulton County, was born April 11, 1824, in Halifax County, Va. He is the youngest of eleven children born to Samuel and Rachel (Hart) Landrum, both natives of the same county and State. In 1827 the father moved to Weakley County, Tenn.; there he died in 1844, aged about seventy years. The mother died when our subject was quite young. At the age of fifteen Samuel entered a store as clerk, where he remained three years; he received as a consideration the first three years his board and clothes. The following two years he received $150, which enabled him to attend school for a period of ten months. At the solicitation of his brother, who was a partner in the business, Samuel was induced to enter the store as clerk, and later became a partner of the firm; this partnership continued until 1850, when he came to Hickman, and in company with his brother entered the mercantile business, continuing this until 1860. In 1862 he was elected county judge, and served four years. In, 1866 he engaged in the insurance business, which he has continued, and represents a line of the most prominent insurance companies in the United States. He was mayor of Hickman for several terms. He was married in 1853 to Volumnia Lawson; she died in 1859, leaving three children. His second marriage was in 1863 to Bettie Guthrie, of Henry County, Ky.; she died January, 1876. They had four children, one living. His third marriage took place in January, 1877, to Florence Jackson, of Obion County, Tenn., by whom he has two children. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, I. O. O. F., and K. of. H. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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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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