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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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JAMES H. FLOWERS, a farmer and magistrate of Palma Precinct, Marshall County, was born in Warren County, Ky., February 18, 1825. This family was first represented in western Kentucky by the Rev. Austin Flowers, a Baptist minister, who came from Virginia. His son, William Flowers, who was the father of Esq., James H. married Sarah Owens, and came to Marshall County, then Calloway, in an early day and settled in the northwest part of the county, where he developed a farm; later he removed to Graves County, where he died in 1867, and where his wife also died, both in the faith of the Baptist Church, of which; they were pioneer members. James H. Flowers is the third of their family, which consisted of twelve children; he grew to manhood in this county and was married to Miss Magdalene Johnston, daughter of Col. Alfred Johnston. She died the mother of the following children, all of whom are living: Mary A., wife of Joseph Madox; James R., William A., Isaac Lee, Ada Gertrude (Apling), Hermina F., wife of Marshall Cook; Sallie J., Henry F., Mattie A., John H. and May Flowers. His present wife is Emma, daughter of William Johnston, of Marshall County. To them have been born three children, viz.: Samuel Yancey, Edna and Walker Flowers. Mr. Flowers is now serving his third term as magistrate of Palma Precinct; is a member of the Baptist Church, and of the Masonic order. For sketch of Col. Alfred Johnston, see history of Marshall County.

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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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