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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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MRS. A. C. LESTER, was born January 23, 1820, in Simpson County, Ky. She is a daughter of Henry Wright, of Maryland. He came to Hickman County in 1839, and here engaged in farming until 1853, when he moved to Texas, where he soon after died, at the age of sixty-two, of yellow fever. Mrs. Lester was married in 1839 to Richard Lester; he was born in Pulaski County, Tenn., came to Columbus in 1853, and was engaged in merchandising until his death in 1859, leaving a family of six children, five of whom are living: Sarah (now Mrs. Webb), Ada (now Mrs. Jones), Belle (now Mrs. Emerson), Milton H. (in the employ of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad for the past twelve years), Ada J. (now living at home), Henry F., entered the Confederate Army in 1862 as second lieutenant, and later was promoted to captain; he died in Columbus in October, 1865, aged twenty-six.

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This family biography is one of 142 biographies included in the Hickman 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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