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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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M. V. KERR was born in Hickman County, Ky., April 21, 1855, and is the eldest living son of William J. and Elizabeth (White) Kerr, a sketch of whom will be found in this volume. Our subject was employed on his father’s farm until he attained his twenty-seventh year. He was then united in marriage to Miss Sallie B. Stone, of Pemiscot County, Mo. One son has blessed their union, Orvil J., born February 29, 1884. Since his marriage, Mr. Kerr and his brother have continued to farm the home place. He was for several years one of the school trustees for his district. He was appointed justice of the peace in 1877 and was elected to that office in 1882, and still holds the office. He belongs to no church but is a member of the Masonic fraternity. In politics he is a Democrat.

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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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