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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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D. P. COULTER, Graves County, county clerk, was born May 1, 1839, in Graves County, Ky. He is a son of Henry N. and Eliza R. (Alexander) Coulter. The father was born in Catawba County, N. C.; he died in 1867, aged seventy-six. The mother was born in Lincoln County, Ga. She died in 1875, aged seventy-seven. At the breaking out of the war our subject enlisted in Company D, Second Kentucky Infantry, and served till the end of the war. He participated in the battles of Fort Donelson, Hart’s Ford, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap and all the battles till the fall of Atlanta, after which his command became mounted, and so continued till the close of the war. He then returned to Graves County and continued farming till 1874, when he was appointed deputy county clerk, and elected in 1882. Mr. Coulter was married August 20, 1868, to Miss H. A. Mayes, of this county. This union has been blessed with four children, two sons and two daughters. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Masonic fraternity, I. O. O. F. and Knights of Honor.

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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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