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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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JOHN JENKINS, merchant and farmer, at Palma, Marshall County, was born in Caldwell County, Ky., in 1822, and came with his father’s family to Marshall County (then Calloway) in 1833. His father, Bartholomew Jenkins, who will be remembered by many of the readers, was born in West Virginia; his wife, Matilda (Scott) Jenkins, was a native of Kentucky. They settled a short distance from the present site of the village of Palma, developed a farm, on which they passed the remainder of their lives. Bartholomew died in 1866, and his wife in 1867. Their family consisted of Joshua, John, Thomas J., Orilla A. (Littlejohn), Elizabeth (deceased, wife of W. A. Tinnin), Walter and Martha Jenkins; the latter died in infancy. Of this family, John, Thomas J. and Orilla are the only surviving members. John Jenkins was reared under strictly pioneer influences, and began merchandising, about 1843, and in which he is still engaged, now associated with John F. Brush, in a general store in the village of Palma. Mr. Jenkins is a genial gentleman of extensive general information, a member of the United Baptist Church, as well as of the Masonic order, and in politics a Democrat. He was married in Marshall County in 1857, to Irene Z. Brush, daughter of James and Nancy Brush, who were of the early settlers of Marshall County. This family first settled in the southwest portion of Calloway County, but afterward removed to the portion now embraced in Marshall County, where they died, he in 1873, she in 1877. Their children are John F. Brush, Mrs. Irene Z. Jenkins, P. H. (wife of W. C. Staten), Hermina S. (wife of J. P. Brien), and Henry C. Brush.

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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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