My Genealogy Hound

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.

* * * *

JOHN MINTER, Jr., was born in this county, February 21, 1855. He was reared to farm work, and attended the Benton Academy, where he completed his course of study, and for some time thereafter was engaged in teaching school in winter and working on the farm during the summer season. Soon after becoming of age he opened with a limited capital a confectionery establishment in Benton, which has been from time to time enlarged, and other lines of goods added, as his means would justify. He now carries a heavy stock of general goods and enjoys a flourishing trade. November 15, 1878, Mr. Minter was appointed postmaster at this place and has since served in that capacity. He is a stanch Republican.

* * * *

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

View additional Marshall County, Kentucky family biographies here: Marshall County, Kentucky Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.