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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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J. E. BOWERS was born in Dresden, Weakley County, Tenn., October 8, 1846, and is a son of Giles and Rebecca (Adams) Bowers. The father was born in North Carolina, and at about the age of eighteen moved to Tennessee, where he lived till his death, at the age of sixty-two. The mother was born in Tennessee, and is now living with her sons in Clinton. In 1869 our subject came to Clinton, where he has since been engaged in merchandising. His store is the largest in Hickman County, being 24x125 feet, and he is doing a business of about $30,000 a year. He enlisted in 1862 in Company K, Sixth Tennessee Cavalry, United States Army, and served until the end of the war. Mr. Bowers was married in 1872 to Miss Nannie Boone, of Clinton. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and Mr. Bowers is a member of the 1. O. O. F. and 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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