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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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REV. WILLIAM M. ANDREW, Graves County, was born February 17, 1833, in Bedford County, Tenn. His parents are Beriah and Jane C. (Morrison) Andrew, both natives of North Carolina, and now living in Tennessee. The father is a farmer and his wife a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They moved to Graves County, Ky., in 1854, and returned to Tennessee in 1867. Our subject, the sixth in a family of ten children, began for himself at the age of twenty-one. Going to school and teaching occupied his attention the next ten years. Then for a number of years he was actively engaged in the ministry. His time is still employed between the ministry and the farm, in both of which he has been pre-eminently successful. He was ordained to preach in 1863, and has preached to congregations in the church of his choice in nearly all the churches within the bounds of the Mayfield Presbytery, of which he has been a member for the past two years. Previously he was a member of the Obion Presbytery. He started even with the world, but now has two tracts of land, containing in all about 200 acres. It will thus be seen has been very successful in life, filling the pulpit with general acceptance, and doing a thriving business on the farm. Rev. Andrew was married October 24, 1865, to Miss Mary A., daughter of William and Elizabeth Hatchel, of Graves County, To Mr. and Mrs. Andrew were born three children, James M., William W. and Emma. Mrs. Andrew is also a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Andrew is a member of the Masonic fraternity. Rev. Andrew has the proud satisfaction, while remembering that he has been the architect of his own fortune, to know that he has so lived as not only to win, but also to deserve the confidence and esteem of all who know him.

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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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