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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. R. GRAHAM was born August 6, 1842, in Marion County, Ky. He is a son of Marcus and Isabella (Cunningham) Graham. The father was born in Ireland in 1795, came to Virginia in about 1815, and was engaged in peddling dry goods about ten years, after which he came to Marion County, Ky., and there he remained until his death, which occurred in 1874. The mother died in 1858, aged fifty-three years. Our subject came to Hickman County in 1869, where he has since been engaged in farming and trading; he resides on his farm of 100 acres about one mile east of Clinton; he also owns several other farms in this county. He was married, in 1869, to Ruth M., daughter of the late Hercules Hays, one of the oldest and best farmers of Hickman County; these parents have had six children, four sons and two daughters, and are members of the Methodist Episcopal 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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