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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. L. MOSS, Hickman County, county clerk, was born April 15, 1847, in Green County, Ky. He is a son of George B. and Elizabeth (Marshall) Moss, both natives of the same county and State. The father died in October, 1881, aged sixty-three. Our subject was reared principally by his grandfather, Beverly Marshall. In 1870 he secured the position of deputy circuit and county clerk, and since that time has been connected with this and the office of the circuit clerk. In August, 1882, he was elected to his present position. He is also a member of the firm of L. C. & J. L. Moss, dealers in farm machinery, and doing a business not excelled by any other firm in the Purchase. Mr. Moss was married October 23, 1883, to Miss Love, daughter of Dr. George Beeler, of Clinton.

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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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