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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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MARTIN B. HODGES was born April 7, 1818, in Hopkins County, Ky., and was taken by his parents, in 1822, to Calloway County, and in 1826 brought to Graves County, where he has continued to reside to the present time. He is the son of Drury Hodges, a native of Virginia, who died in Missouri. Drury’s wife was Diana, daughter of George Griffith, of Virginia. He was twice married and his children are Hiram, Miriam (Farmer), George W., James, Irvine, Anderson, Matilda (Swafford), subject, Barbara (Arant), Dinah (Davidson) and Mary. Subject’s educational advantages were limited, but he is a constant reader. He was married, in 1846, to Miss Louisa Cargill, of Graves County, who bore him one child, George W., and died in 1847. Mr. Hodges was next married, in 1854, to Miss Nancy M., daughter of Daniel T. and Sarah (Pryor) Cargill, and the result of this union has been the birth of Bettie (Barton), Sarah F. (Stafford), Susan M., Nancy M. (Coffee), Jemmey A., Thomas B., Ella May, Jonathan and Adella. Subject is a farmer, owning eighty acres of fair land in a good state of cultivation. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and co-operates with the Democratic party.

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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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