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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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DAN DODGE was born August 10, 1840, in Hickman County. At the age of fifteen he went to Louisville, where he worked at the carpenter trade until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in Company D, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate States Army, and served until the end of the war. He then came to Clinton, and soon after engaged in the furniture trade, which he continued until 1881, when he engaged in the grocery and hardware business, which he has since continued, being now a member of the firm of Dodge & Owen. Mr. Dodge was married in 1870, to H. V. Jordan, of Clinton; four children have blessed this union—one son and three daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Dodge are members of the Christian 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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