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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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N. P. MOSS was born February 15, 1835, in Wilson County, Tenn. He is a son of John and Susan (Murray) Moss, both natives of Halifax County, Va. The father was born in May, 1798; he died January 8, 1867. The mother was born December 3, 1802; she died June 18, 1873. They were married in July, 1822, and in 1843 came to Hickman County, and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm, and attended the Clinton Seminary, after which he completed his literary course at Bethel College, Tennessee. In 1856 he took up the study of law with Col. E. Crossland, was admitted to the bar in 1858, then went to Texas and engaged in practice till 1861, when he enlisted in Company C, Fifth Texas Infantry, and served till the battle of Gettysburg, when he was taken prisoner and confined at Fort Donelson till the close of the war. He then came to Clinton, where he has since been engaged in the practice of his chosen profession. Mr. Moss was married in November, 1871, to Miss Ada M. Semple, of Clinton. This union has been blessed with three children—two daughters and one son. Mr. Moss owns a farm of 300 acres, on which he resides, and which joins Clinton on the west. This farm is in as fine a state of cultivation as any in the county.

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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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