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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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CAPT. L. T. BRADLEY was born December 28, 1835, in Trumbull County, Ohio. He is the son of John W. and Mary A. (Cook) Bradley. The father was born in Chester, Penn.; his early life was passed in a carriage shop, and later he engaged in preaching. He died February 13, 1876, in White County, Ill. Our subject was reared in Meigs County, Ohio. In 1857 he went to New Orleans, there engaged in steam-boating until 1861, and during the war had charge of a government steamer, after which he was captain of the steamer “General Anderson,” running from Columbus to Cairo. The past fifteen years he has been captain of the transfer steamer “St. Louis,” at this point, and owned by the I. M. R. R. Capt. Bradley was married in 1866 to Miss E. M. Sanders, of Meigs County, Ohio. Six children have blessed this union, three sons and three daughters. The captain is a member of the K. of H. and K. & L. H.

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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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