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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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JAMES A. MILLER was born September 18, 1836, in Bath County, Ky. He is a son of A. A. and Susan (Berry)Miller. The father was born in Virginia, and died in 1865, aged sixty-seven; he has been engaged in the milling business most of his life. The mother died in 1874, aged seventy-two. At the age of eleven, James A. Miller commenced working in his father’s mill; this business he has since followed. In 1856 the family moved to Paducah; after his father’s death he took charge of the mill, which he operated until 1878, at which time he came to Clinton, and bought his present mills; the capacity of the grain-mill is about 100 bushels of wheat and 250 bushels of corn. The saw-mill has a capacity of about 10,000 feet of lumber a day.

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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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