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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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ROBERT H. EMERSON was born April 25,1826, in Cumberland County, Ky. He is a son of Judge John M. Emerson, who was born in Pennsylvania, and whose father served in the Revolutionary war. Judge Emerson was reared in Green County, Ky.; he owned a mill and distillery, served as assistant judge, also as magistrate and sheriff, and died in 1840, aged fifty-two. Our subject, at the age of fourteen commenced the carpenter’s trade; after working a short time he was engaged as a clerk in a grocery, where he remained seven years; he then commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Michael L. Stone and continued about two years; he then went to Texas, where he remained about one year; in 1852 he came to Hickman County, where he has since been engaged in farming. He owns a farm of 250 acres adjoining the town of Clinton, also his residence and other property in Clinton. He was elected county clerk in 1862, but refused to serve. Mr. Emerson was married June 3, 1852, to Mary Galbraith, of Christian County; they have four children, three sons and one daughter. The family are members of the Christian 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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