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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. N. DITTO was born March 2, 1835, in Tipton County, Tenn. He is a son of William and Nancy (Adams) Ditto. The father was born in Franklin, Williamson Co., Tenn.; he followed the cabinet-making business, and died in Tipton County, August 10, 1835. The mother was born in Maryland. She died in 1872, aged seventy-two. Our subject was reared on his mother’s farm. In 1854 he was employed as overseer on a cotton plantation, and continued in this capacity until 1863, when he came to Hickman County, and has since been working at the carpenter trade. Mr. Ditto was married January 17, 1855, to Elizabeth Eason, of Haywood County, Tenn.; she died in 1864, leaving three children, two now living, one son and one daughter. His second marriage, in September 10, 1866, was to Mary Sanders, of Dyer County, Tenn.; she died in 1879, leaving two daughters. His third marriage, March 17, 1881, was to Paulina Lee, of Hickman County; they have two children, one son and one daughter. Mr. Ditto is a life-long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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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