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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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W. F. BOONE was born November 12, 1826, in Davidson County, Tenn.; soon after this the family came to Graves County, Ky. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm, and at the age of sixteen he commenced to learn the carpenter trade; this he has since followed. In 1851 he came to Hickman County; in 1856 he was elected county judge; he held this position for twelve years, and has also held the office of master commissioner of the circuit court twelve years. Judge Boone was married in 1848 to Agnes Aloway of Wilson County, Tenn.; these parents have had twelve children, nine sons and three daughters, and are 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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