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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 M. BULLOCK, Graves County, was born December 6, 1828, in Dickson County, Tenn. He is the fourth of ten children, seven boys and three girls, six now living, born to William and Lyddie (Myatte) Bullock, of North Carolina; the father of Dutch-English and the mother of English-Irish origin. Subject’s grandparents were Allen and Maria (Garner) Bullock, andWiley and (Swanson) Myatte. Allen Bullock was a Baptist minister. William M. came with his parents to Graves County, December 1832, and settled seven miles south of Mayfield, where his father entered and improved 220 acres of land. He, the father, died in March, 1858; the mother in August, 1871, aged respectively fifty-seven and sixty-six years. William M. was reared on a farm and lived with his parents until his marriage on December 26, 1847, to Minerva J. Watson, of Graves County, a native of Montgomery County, Tenn., and a daughter of Arthur and Naomi (Shipley) Watson, of Dutch descent. To Mr. and Mrs. Bullock were born two children, James A. and John R.; the latter died in infancy. Mrs. Bullock died November, 1852. Subject was next married, January 12, 1854, to Louisa M. Luther, of Graves County, a native of Dickson County, Tenn., daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Anderson) Luther, natives respectively of Randolph County, N. C., and Dickson County, Tenn., and of Dutch descent. To this union eight children were born: Laura E. (now Blain), Electa A., Lydia B., Mary A. (deceased), William W., Henry Lee, Jacob A. and Thomas F. Subject and wife are members of the Christian Church, and of the Lincoln Mutual Aid Society, of Cairo, Ill. Mr. Bullock is also a member of the Masonic fraternity, and was formerly a member of the Grange. He started in life without a dollar, and is today possessor of 225 acres of land with comfortable buildings; also a lot and blacksmith shop in Pryorsburgh.

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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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