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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. HAYS BLAIR was born September 22, 1833, in Rutherford County, Tenn. He is a son of Ralph A. and Asenath (McFadden) Blair. The father was born in Pittsylvania County, Va., and died August 26, 1860, aged sixty-seven. The mother was born in Davidson County, Tenn.; she died in August, 1860, aged sixty-four. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm, where he remained until 1862, when he enlisted in Company A, Seventh Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States Army, and served until the end of the war, after which he returned to the farm, remaining there two years; in 1867 he came to Hickman County, where he now owns 800 acres of land; he also owns a comfortable residence in Clinton, where he resides, with about six acres of land; also about twelve acres of land near the depot, and other property in the town. He has held the office of magistrate about eight years. Mr. Blair was married November 21, 1867, to Sarah A. Latta, of this county; they have had four children, three living. He is a life-long and devoted member of the United Baptist Church, and Mrs. Blair is a member of the Cumberland 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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