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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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W. C. JOHNSON, sheriff of Fulton County, is a native of Fulton County, Ky., and dates his birth from the 3d of June, 1854. His parents, M. L. and Mary (Scearce) Johnson, were also natives of Fulton County. The father was a farmer and died in 1870, aged forty-five years. The mother died in 1867, at the age of thirty-five. Our subject is the eldest of a family of five children, and commenced life for himself as a farmer, which occupation he followed until 1869, when he was appointed deputy sheriff under B. R. Walker. He served as deputy two years, and during that time acquired such popularity throughout the county, that at the following election, in 1880, he was called to the office of sheriff by a handsome majority, was re-elected in August, 1882. Upon the expiration of his second term (January 1, 1885,) he on the first of March, following, became a member of the Hickman Lumber & Manufacturing Co. On the 10th of January, 1883, he was united in marriage with Miss Flora Golder, daughter of James Golder, of Virginia. One child blesses this union— Garland Catlett. Mr. Johnson is a member of the K. of H. and a stanch Democrat in politics.

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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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