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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 N. BUSHART was born in Henry County, Tenn., March 2, 1840. He is a son of Jacob Bushart, who is a native of Alabama, but now living in Fulton County, Ky. Subject was next to the youngest of a family of seven children, and remained at home until sixteen years of age, and then began life for himself. In 1861 he enlisted in the Seventh Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States Army, and served until the close of the war. He was wounded at the battle of Shiloh, but returned to duty as soon as he was able. Returning home from the war, he settled down on a farm in Fulton County, Ky., where he remained five years. In 1869 he came to this county, and settled on the farm now owned by his widow. Here he resided until his death, September 10, 1876. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He was married December 1, 1869, to Miss Mary J. Hardin, a daughter of John S. and Mary E. (Walker) Hardin. The father is a son of Otho Hardin (see sketch of M. W. Hardin), and is now living on the farm owned at one time by his father. He commenced life for himself at the age of twenty-one, and at one time owned 240 acres, a part of which he has since divided among his children. He ran a saw-mill on his farm for some time, and has served as magistrate of the district for some years. Mrs. Hardin died July 12, 1884. Mrs. Bushart is the mother of three children, all of whom are living, John W., James W. and Robert L. She and her father are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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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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