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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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S. G. ARNOLD, Clinton, Hickman County, was born in Wythe County, Va., March 29, 1854. He is a son of A. S. and L. H. (Bartley) Arnold, both natives of the same county and State. In the fall of 1862 the family came to Clinton. Here A. S. Arnold held the office of deputy sheriff from 1862 to 1867, after which he was elected sheriff and served in this capacity until 1871; he was elected a member of the legislature in 1871, and served one term. Soon after coming to Clinton he engaged in merchandising, and was also extensively engaged in handling cotton until 1868. He died April 27, 1880, aged fifty-one. Our subject owns a farm where he now lives, which joins Clinton on the west. It consists of seventy acres well improved. He was married in February, 1879, to Miss Kittie Perry, of Clinton. This union is blessed with two children—one son and one daughter.

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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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