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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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WILLIAM HENDERSON BEASLEY, Fulton County, was born September, 1829, in Williamson County, Tenn., where he lived until he was fourteen years of age. His mother died when he was but seven years old, and his father when he was eleven, leaving him without a home. He was the third of six children born to Zachariah and Nancy (Adams) Beasley. He lived with his grandparents until he was fourteen years old, when he went to Davidson County, Tenn., where he lived one year; thence to Williamson County; thence to Marshall County, Miss., one year; thence back to Williamson County, Tenn.; thence to Hickman County, Tenn., where he lived sometime, then back to Williamson County, finally locating, in 1868, in Fulton County, Ky., where he now lives, one-half mile west of Fulton, and where he owns 260 acres of land in good condition, and well improved. He started in life without a dollar, and by industry has established a fine home. Mr. Beasley was married to Melvina C. Wade of Williamson County, Tenn.; she is the daughter of Maston and Mary H. (Smith) Wade. To Mr. and Mrs. Beasley seven children were born: E. H., Eudora (deceased), Saphrona, now Pewitt; John M. (deceased), Louanna F., G. Hardee and J. Girada. Mr. Beasley, wife and two daughters are members of the Christian Church: his grandparents were natives of North Carolina, his parents natives of Tennessee; his wife’s people were natives of Tennessee.

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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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