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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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BEN M. MONROE, Hickman County, agent of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, at Columbus, was born December 31, 1849, in Frankfort, Ky. He is a son of Andrew and Martha (Taylor) Monroe. The father was born in Adair County, Ky.; he was a lawyer by profession, and had held many important offices, among which was county judge of Jefferson County; he died in 1867, aged forty-five. Our subject received his education at Louisville. In 1868 he came to Columbus; since 1872 he has been in the employ of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company, and is now acting station agent at this point. He was married in 1877 to Miss V. M., daughter of Dr. J. M. Jackson, of Columbus. She died in the fall of 1881, leaving one daughter. His second marriage was in 1883, to Miss Sue M., daughter of Thomas Winn, of Hickman County. Mr. Monroe is a member of the K. of H.

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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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