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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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JESSE DEWEESE, Hickman County, was born September 4, 1829, in Jefferson County, Ill., was taken by his parents, in 1833, to Butler County, Ky., where he grew to manhood and in 1870 settled in Hickman County, where he has since resided. His father, William Deweese, was born in 1805, near Richmond, Va.; came to Kentucky in 1819, and died in 1859. He was the son of Jesse, of Virginia. William married Elizabeth, daughter of John and Mary (Phelps) Pitman, of Kentucky. She was born about 1810, and died about 1872. Their offspring are subject, as above, Pierson R., Lucinda E. (Jones), John P., Mary (Jones) Daniel P., Virgil M., Sarah A. (Gawyer), William G. and Melinda J. (Emery). April 17, 1851, subject married Miss Sarah, daughter of James and Eva (Duvall) Shaller, of Edmondson County, Ky. (born in 1835, and died in 1862), and from this union sprang James P., Eva J. (Jones), and William B. He was next married November 14, 1867, to Miss Susan P., daughter of Willis and Minnie (Womack) Hunt, of Kentucky, and to them have been born Luther B., Powell, and Peachie. Subject is a successful farmer, owning 413 acres of first-class land in good condition. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in politics a Democrat, The grandfather of Mrs. Susan (Hunt) Deweese, John Hunt, came from Germany and bought land and settled at Huntsville, Ala., and from him that town derived its name. His youngest son, Robert, married Elizabeth Willis and then moved across the mountains from Alabama to Pulaski County, Ky., remained there five years and then moved to Edmondson County, where he died in 1861, aged ninety-five years.

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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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