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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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T. J. ELMORE was born May 27, 1837; in Holmes County, Miss. He is a son of William and Mary (Reynolds) Elmore. The father was a native of South Carolina; he died in 1872. The mother was born in Alabama. Our subject was reared in Mississippi. In 1862 he raised Company G, Fourth Mississippi Infantry, was chosen captain of the company and served to the end of the war. Capt. Elmore participated in the battles of Fort Donelson, siege of Vicksburg, siege of Donelson, siege of Blakeley and was with Hood in his campaign through Tennessee; he was also at Atlanta and the battle of New Hope Church; at the latter he was captured, but escaped and continued in active duty until the end of the war. He then returned to Mississippi and engaged in farming. In 1869 he came to Mayfield and continued in agricultural pursuits until 1879, when he formed the partnership of Watts & Elmore in the grocery business. This partnership continued until February, 1884, when the firm of Hale & Elmore was formed, which has since continued. They carry a large and well selected stock of dry goods and by their just dealings and courteous treatment, their business has rapidly increased. Mr. Elmore was elected to the State legislature in 1881 and served with distinction two years. He was married in 1865 to Miss Ophelia Weems of Holmes County, Miss. They have six children—two sons and four daughters. Mr. Elmore is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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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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