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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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CAMPBELL PARKER, a farmer, one-half mile east of the village of Benton, Marshall County, was born in 1810, in east Tennessee, but reared to manhood in Alabama, whither the parents, William and Tabitha, had removed when Campbell was but a small child. In 1845, he was married to Miss Martha C. Franklin, of Louisiana, and two years later they removed to Marshall County, Ky., settling on the farm now owned by the widow Minter. Selling this farm to its present owner, Mr. Parker purchased the land where he now lives, and proceeded to develop and improve it, until he now has one of the best farms in the county, consisting of 210 acres of land. Mr. Parker has devoted his life to the pursuits of agriculture and speculative trading, and had amassed a handsome fortune, which was swept away by the ruthless hand of war. He has never been an aspirant to official honors, but has taken an active interest in the local politics of the county, serving for some years as chairman of the Democratic Central Committee. Mr. Parker is a member of Lodge No. 205, A. F. & A. M., and is also a Royal Arch Mason. He had a family of eight children, two of whom died in childhood. The living are Sidney C., William F., Mary, wife of Frank Higgins; John H., of Texas; Dr. George W. and Maggie L. Parker.

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This family biography is one of 32 biographies included in the Marshall 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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