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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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WILLIAM LUTHER was born December 3, 1840, in Dickson County, Tenn., and came with his parents to Graves County, Ky., in 1853, where he still retains his residence. His father, Jacob Luther, was born in North Carolina, in 1814, removed to Tennessee in 1825, and is still living. He was the son of George Luther, of North Carolina, who died about 1849. He was a descendent of the Luther family of Germany. Subject’s mother was Elizabeth, daughter of John Anderson of Dickson County, Tenn., and the union of herself and husband resulted in the following named children: Harriet E., Eliza (Bullock), subject, Mary A. (Easley), M. Tennessee (Suthard), Andrew J., John F. B., Alice D. (Bennett), and Travis N. Subject was married March 26, 1863, to Miss Eveline, daughter of Samuel W. and Annie (Bryon) Thompson of Graves County, Ky., and to them have been born Theodosia (Moore), Benjamin F., Andrew A., Annie E., Thomas J., Fannie B., Jennie R., Martin E. (deceased), and Katie May (deceased). Mr. Luther is a farmer, owning 620 acres of valuable land, well improved. He is turning his attention to the handling and raising of livestock, which he finds remunerative. In religion, he is a member of the Christian Church and in politics a Democrat.

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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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