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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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GEORGE W. BURY was born February 22, 1848, in Paducah. He is a son of James and Eliza (Byington) Bury. The father was born in Washington, D. C., and there learned the blacksmith trade. in the navy yard. In 1845 he came to Paducah, and there carried on his trade till his death, which occurred in 1873, aged fifty-eight. The mother was born in Pittsburgh, Penn.; she died in 1867, aged fifty-one. Our subject was reared in Paducah, and followed civil engineering, also farming. In 1881 he, with Mr. Graves, built the Clinton Mills, which they have since operated. Their capacity is about fifty barrels of flour and 200 bushels of corn per day. Mr. Bury was married, in 1872, to Hannah Craft, of Paducah. He is a member of the city council; also a member of the Presbyterian 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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