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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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MRS. LUCY A. KERR, Hickman County, was born November 13, 1824, in Franklin County, Tenn. She is a daughter of James Stanley, who was born in South Carolina, and while in Tennessee held the office of sheriff, and various other officer He moved to Charleston, Mo., in 1832, and died there in 1838. Our subject was married to John O. Morton, in 1840; he died soon after, leaving one son, John M. Her second marriage was in 1844, to John W. Dunn; he died in 1847, leaving one child, Mary A. Her third marriage, in 1849, was to James C. Burgess, of Virginia; he died in 1862, leaving two sons and one daughter. Her fourth marriage, in 1867, was to N. M. Kerr, of Virginia; he died in 1876, leaving one daughter. In 1844 Mrs. Kerr went to Cape Girardeau, Mo.; after remaining there one year, she returned to Charleston, and in 1849 moved to Wolf Island; there she continued to reside until 1878, when she came to Columbus. She owns two farms on the island, consisting of several hundred acres, one of which is now rented. John W. Dunn was elected county judge, and died in the fall of his election. Her son, John M. Morton, served in the late war and is now engaged in farming on Wolf Island. Mrs. Kerr is a member of the Baptist 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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