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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 T. CARR was born March 26, 1850, in Fulton, where he now lives. He is the only son of Benjamin F. and M. J. (House) Carr, natives of Tennessee. Mr. Carr received a good common school education, and attended the Kentucky University one year, and Mayfield school some time. He was married in May, 1873, to Miss Kate Ligon, of Obion County, Tenn., daughter of Harry and Sarah (Hustis) Ligon. Her father was born in Virginia, and her mother in New England. To this union were born five children: Frank (deceased), Herbert, Anna, B. Frank and Mary. Mr. and Mrs. Carr are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Carr is a member of the K. of H. He has always lived where Fulton now stands. He used to farm where the lower part of the village now lies, which was all owned by his father. Mr. Carr is the possessor of 250 acres of land immediately west of Fulton, he has also a large number of town lots, two business rooms, and a portion of Kirksey Hotel. He has given liberally for public improvements, and has been alderman of the town of Fulton two terms. He cast his first presidential vote for Horace Greeley. Benjamin Carr, subject’s grandfather, was born September 30, 1768, and removed in 1828, from Rutherford County, Tenn., with his family of four sons and two daughters, viz.: Abner, Turner, John, B. F., Patience and Caroline E., and settled on the present site of Fulton. B. F. Carr, father of our subject, was born September 15, 1818, and died January 19, 1870; his wife, Mary J. House, of Henry County, Tenn., whom he married December 21, 1848, died December 21, 1869, aged nearly forty-four years.

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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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