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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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WILLIAM A. JACKSON was born December 7, 1846 in Hickman County, Ky., where he still resides. His father, John S. Jackson, was born in 1823 in Christian County, Ky., and is still living. He was the son of William, a soldier in the war of 1812, who died in 1873. John S. married Mary, daughter of James Harris of Obion County, Tenn. (born in 1827, and died in 1856). Their children are: James K. P., subject, John E., and Sarah (Evans). Subject was married December 16, 1866, to Miss Loutilla W., daughter of A. M., and Nancy A. (Ward) Johnson, of Hickman County, and to them have been born: Reuben, Peter, John M., Adella, Damaris, and Rufus. Subject has served both as constable and magistrate. He is a farmer, having 220 acres of good land. He is a Mason, an Odd Fellow, a Baptist and a Democrat.

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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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