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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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ALLEN G. COLTHARP was born September 20, 1834, in Humphreys County, Tenn., and in 1843 came to Graves County Ky., where he has since resided. His father, Samuel Coltharp, of Tennessee, was born in 1797, and died in 1839; and his mother, Martha Griffith, of North Carolina, was born in 1809, and died in 1851. Their offspring are: James N., William J., Samuel F., Enoch and subject. Mr. Coltharp’s educational advantages were limited, but he has greatly improved himself by reading. He was married November 26, 1857, to Miss Mary E., daughter of James and Caroline (Yates) McNeely, of Graves County, and this union has been blessed with the following named children: James O., Samuel E., Callie, Minnie (deceased), Mattie and Serena. Subject is a farmer, owning 225 acres of choice land, highly cultivated. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in politics a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 91 biographies included in the Graves 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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