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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. MYATT of the firm of Porter, Myatt & Co., was born September 15, 1860, in Humphreys County, Tenn. He is a son of K. M. and E. J. (Slayden) Myatt, who were both born in Tennessee. In 1868 the family came to Hickman County, and are now living on their farm two and one-half miles north east of Clinton. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm and attended the schools of the neighborhood; at the age of eighteen he engaged in school teaching, and this he continued five years. March, 1884, he engaged in merchandising, handling groceries, provisions and general produce.

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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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