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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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R. T. ALBRITTON was born April 11, 1844, in Graves County. He is a son of John and Martha (Conaway) Albritton. The father was born in North Carolina; he died in 1850, aged twenty-six. The mother was born in Virginia, and now resides in Mayfield. In 1861 R. T. entered Company C, Eighth Kentucky Infantry, Confederate Army, received a commission as second lieutenant, and later was promoted to the rank of captain, which position he held to the end of the war. He participated in the battle of Fort Donelson, where he was taken prisoner and confined seven months, after which he was exchanged and returned to his regiment; he then took part in the last siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Guntown and Harrisburg. While with Hood on his raid to Nashville, he was captured at Selina, Ala., and paroled at Columbus, Miss. At the close of the war he returned to Mayfield. In 1867 he was appointed deputy sheriff, which position he held until he was duly elected sheriff in 1870, which office he held for two terms. After retiring from this office he engaged in the manufacturing business, being identified with the woolen-mill and the flour-mill; he has also been in the commission business, handling tobacco. In the autumn of 1883 the Kentucky State Guards were organized, and he was chosen captain, which position he still holds. Mr. Albritton was married in October, 1870, to Miss Anna, daughter of Ervin Anderson, who was the first white male child born in Graves County. This union is blessed with six children, four sons and two daughters. Mr. Albritton is a member of the Christian Church, and Mrs. Albritton is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian 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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