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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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E. H. DAY, Graves County, is a native of Virginia, and the eldest son of John and Mary (Keeton) Day, both born in the same State. Mr. Day remained in Virginia until the year 1827, at which time the family emigrated to Tennessee, settling in Rutherford County. Ten years later the family came to Kentucky, and located in Lynnville Precinct, near Terrapin Creek, where John Day died in 1855; his widow followed him to the grave one year later. The early years of subject’s life were spent on his father’s farm, and at the age of twenty-three he commenced life for himself in Graves County, purchasing a fine tract of land, on which he lived for a period of eleven years. At the end of that time he bought a part of the present farm in Lynnville Precinct, where he has since resided. Here he made several additions to his original purchase, and at the present time owns a beautiful and comfortable place of 184 acres of as good land as there is in the county. Mr. Day was married in December, 1843, to Elizabeth Morris, daughter of Moses and Weney Morris, of North Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. Day are the parents of two children, Mary J. (wife of William Morris), and Winny (wife of Calvin Carter). Mr. Day’s life has been a quiet one and for a long number of years he has gone in and out among the people without an enemy. He is a member of the regular Baptist Church, as is also his wife.

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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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