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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 MARRE was born December 28, 1853, in Italy. He is a son of Toney and Maria (Botto) Marre. In 1859 he came with his parents to Memphis, Tenn., where they remained about sixteen months, after which they came to Hickman; there they remained about the same length of time, and then returned to their native country, where the parents have since lived. In 1869 James Marre returned to America, and the following year settled in Columbus, where he has since been engaged in the saloon business. He was married in 1876 to Ella Devoto, of Memphis, Tenn. This marriage has been blessed with two children, one son and one daughter. Mr. Marre is a member of the city council, now serving on his second term.

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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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