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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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DR. W. A. JORDAN was born in Lawrenceburg, Anderson Co., Ky., December 31, 1836. He is a son of J. G. and J. H. (Gaines) Jordan. The father was born in the same county and State, and died January 18, 1875, aged seventy-one. The mother was also born in the same county; she died May 15,1879, aged seventy-two. The doctor was reared on the farm, and later engaged in merchandising. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in the First Kentucky Infantry, and served until the close, after which he commenced the study of medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. Morgan V. Tomlinson, and graduated in the class of 1873, from the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia. He then came to Clinton, where he has since been engaged at his chosen profession. Dr. Jordan was married in May, 1877, to Miss Belle, daughter of Dr. N. I. Hess, of Trenton, Tenn. Two children bless this union, 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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