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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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BAT E. HILLIARD was born in Green County, Ky., and is a son of David M. and Catherine A. (Embry) Hilliard. The father was born in the same county and State November 29, 1812. The mother died January 25, 1856, in her thirty-sixth year. March 23, 1863 the family came to Hickman County. In 1867 they moved to their present farm of 264 acres, about 200 of which are improved. Bat E. enlisted November 12, 1863, in Company A, Twelfth Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States Army, and served about one year; he participated in the battles of Okalona, Tupelo, Paducah and others. He was married November 12, 1873, to Laura E. Oakford of Trenton, Tenn.; this union has been blessed with three children: Fannie D., Mary B. and Lizzie A. The parents are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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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