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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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WILLIS R. BRADLEY, Hickman County, deceased, was born in Christian County, Ky., February 12, 1821. About the age of twenty he commenced the study of law with R. L. Mayes, of Mayfield, and there was admitted to the bar. In about 1857 he removed to Columbus and there followed his profession until 1861, when he removed to a farm, remaining there until 1865, when he came to Clinton and practiced law until his death, which occurred in 1881. He was married in 1845, at Mayfield, to Ann E. Rodgers, born in Williamson County, Tenn. They had five children, three living: Dr. Eugene Willis Bradley, a graduate of the Louisville Medical College, now engaged in farming; Kate, now the wife of T. W. Ashley, of Clinton; and Miss Nettie. They are members of the Presbyterian 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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