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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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BERRY D. DAVIS was born November 14, 1832, in Dyer County, Tenn., and in l840 came with his parents to Hickman County, Ky., where he has since resided. His father, Isaac Davis, who was a native of Virginia, died in 1860, at the age of fifty-five years. He was the son of Bartlett Davis, a soldier in the war of 1812. Isaac married Lucy (who died in 1851), daughter of Roland Via, of Hickman County, Ky., and they were blessed with the following ten children: Sallie A. (Shelton), Mary (Glascow), John H., Berry D., Lucinda (Rodgers), James, Isaiah, Edward, Christina (Spicer), Liza Jane (Davis). In 1854 Berry D. Davis married Miss Frances Via, who died in 1876. To them were born two daughters: Josephine and Fannie. Mr. Davis was next married in 1877 to Mrs. Sallie A. Kough, who died in 1878. In 1880 he married Miss Mollie Remley, who survived a little more than two years. In 1883 subject was married to Miss Bettie Davis, of Hickman County, who was born in 1862. Mr. Davis is a farmer owning 218 acres of fine land, in a good state of cultivation. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Knights of Honor. In religion he is a Methodist.

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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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