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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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JOSEPH H. LITTLE, one of the best farmers in Palma Precinct, Marshall County, Ky., was born in 1850, in Tennessee. His parents, both of whom were natives of Tennessee, and who are dead, were Isaac N. Little and Frances Little, nee Gilliam. By the death of a parent, Joseph H. was thrown upon his own resources at the age of thirteen, and three years later he came to Marshall County and engaged as a farm hand by the month; being from force of circumstances deprived of a literary education, however, what he has lacked in that quality, he has supplied by developing a native energy and a love for honest industry, which have made him conspicuous among his fellows, and which present to the young an example worthy of imitation. He now owns a nice farm of 150 acres of land, and is engaged in general farming and stock-raising. He was married, in 1883, to Miss Ida Blewett, daughter of Thomas H. Blewett. They have one son, Thomas W. Little. In politics Mr. Little is a Democrat; is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and of the order F. & A. M. He is the oldest of four children, the other three being William. E., Izorah L. and Sarah, wife of John Aaron, of Fulton, Ky.

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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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