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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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THOMAS H. BLEWETT, farmer and tobacco speculator of Palma Precinct, in Marshall County, was born in 1824, near Bowling Green, in Warren County, Ky. His parents, Edward W. and Lucy (Leaton) Blewett, both of whom are dead, were natives of North Carolina from whence in an early day they immigrated to Kentucky. Thomas H., the subject of this sketch, was reared to manhood in Warren County, under the influences of pioneer life; was there married in 1853 to Miss Sarah C. Truitt, the daughter of William R. and Miranda (Hurt) Truitt. Immediately after this event, Mr. Blewett and his wife removed to Marshall County, and in the latter part of 1853 settled on the spot where they now live. Here Mr. B. opened a farm, which now consists of 200 acres of land. Time has sufficed to work a great transformation since then in the aspect of the surrounding country; but the impression of his hand is also seen and felt in the lives of this worthy couple, though they look back over their united struggles and victories with feelings not unmixed with pleasure. Their children are Lucy M., Ida (wife of Joseph Little), Dora B., Thomas and Hattie Blewett.

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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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