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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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J. N. BEADLES, Graves County, cashier of the Bank of Mayfield, was born March 6, 1825, in Pittsylvania County, Va. He is a son of Louis Y. and M. C. (Vaughan) Beadles. The father was born in Caswell County, N. C. He died April 28, 1838, aged fifty-seven, he was a soldier in the war of 1812. The mother was born in Amelia County, Va.; she died February 15, 1840, aged fifty-seven; J. N. Beadles was reared on his father’s farm, and attended the schools of the neighborhood. In May, 1843, he came to Mayfield and engaged in merchandising; this he continued until January 1, 1860. He had also been acting cashier of the Mayfield branch of the Bank of Ashland, and in 1864 he moved this bank to Paducah; the following year it was transferred to the First National Bank of that place. In December, 1866, he went to New Orleans, where he was engaged in a general commission business till February, 1882, when he returned to Mayfield, and with the Hon. Lucian Anderson organized the Bank of Mayfield, of which he became cashier. This position he now fills. Mr. B. was married September 19, 1850, to Miss M. L. Eaker, of Graves County; this lady died fourteen months later, leaving an infant who followed her mother in a few days. His second marriage took place April 27, 1858, to Miss C. C. Mayes, of Caldwell County. She died January 10, 1862, leaving one son, Robert M. His third marriage was August 28, 1866, to Mrs. Mary (Mayes) Thompson, widow of Col. A. P. Thompson, and daughter of Richard L. Mayes, of Mayfield, who was one of the most eminent lawyers of his day. Mr. and Mrs. B. are members of the Baptist Church.

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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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