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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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T. B. JOHNSON was born in this county, February 26, 1837, and is a son of Hudson and Elizabeth (Light) Johnson. The father was a native of Dickson County, Tenn. He came to this county in 1835, and settled in this district on the farm, where some of the family are still living. He first entered eighty acres, which he subsequently increased until he secured about 2,000 acres, which were divided among his children. He also extensively followed stock-raising at one time. He died in this district October 11, 1875; his wife died April 18, 1868. Subject was the fifth of eleven children, of whom six are now living; Mary E., Thomas B., Nancy V., wife of W. J. Hays; Rufus H., W. R., and N. J. T. B. Johnson remained at home until he was twenty-three years old, when he went to Columbus, where he merchandised until 1861. He then enlisted in Company A, of the Second Kentucky Infantry, under Col. J. W. Moss. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Fort Donelson, and confined seven months. He was then exchanged and joined his company. He subsequently took part in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Jackson, Dallas, and many others. Returning home in 1865, he settled on his present farm, where he now owns about 700 acres, of which, about 300 are in cultivation. Mr. Johnson was married June 20, 1871 to Miss Sallie Jewell, a daughter of Lewis and Mary (Potts) Jewell. Two children, Mary E., and Gracie A., blessed this union. Mrs. Johnson died in April, 1875. He was next married June 6, 1878 to Miss Lorella Cookendorfer, a daughter of George and Elizabeth (Magruder) Cookendorfer. The result of this marriage has been three children: Mattie B., Thomas N. and Nannie N.

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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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