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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. GRIFFEY was born March 12, 1833, in Hickman County, and is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Webb) Griffey. The father was born in Campbell County, Ky., and died August 18, 1853, aged fifty-six years. He held the office of sheriff seventeen years prior to the new constitution, also two years after its adoption, and for many years held the office of magistrate. He was one of the first settlers of this county, having come here in 1819. The mother was born in Logan County, and died in 1878, aged seventy-seven. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm where he remained until the age of twenty-one; he then began merchandising which he followed four or five years. He first commenced reading law in 1853, and resumed his studies in 1866. He was admitted to the bar in December, 1867, and has since followed that profession. He has held the office of county clerk, county attorney and deputy circuit clerk. He enlisted in 1861 in Company E, First Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States Army, was taken prisoner at Paducah, and released in July, 1865. Mr. Griffey was married February 20, 1867, to Virginia A. Northcote of Weakley County, Tenn.; they have three sons and four daughters, and are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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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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