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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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TURNER H. HALL, merchant at Oak Level, Marshall County, is the eldest of a family of three children of John and Rebecca B. (Harrison) Hall. These parents were natives of North Carolina, and in 1846 they immigrated to Kentucky, and settled where they now live, in Graves County, near Symsonia. Edward T. and Dr. Benjamin T. Hall, of that county, are their sons. Turner H. Hall was born in Montgomery County, N. C., in 1841, and was chiefly reared in Graves County, coming with the family here in 1846. At the breaking out of the civil war he enlisted in the Confederate Army, serving as lieutenant in Company G, of the Third Kentucky Infantry. He shared the fortunes of this command until November, 1864, participating in the engagements at Shiloh, Corinth, Jackson and Guntown, Miss., and others; but at Franklin, Tenn., in November, 1864, he was made a prisoner by the Federal Army, and was held as such until the close of the war. Having returned to civil life in Graves County he was appointed deputy sheriff of that county, and served three years. Mr. Hall was married in 1872 to Miss Lavinia Ferrell, daughter of Drewry A. Ferrell and Mary B. (Keton) Ferrell. They came from Mecklenburg County, Va., to Graves County, Ky., in 1861, where in 1863 the father died. His widow, Mary B., died in the same county in 1881. Mr. Hall has a family of four children: Mary B., John D., Mattie G. and Street Hall. The mother of our subject, Rebecca B. (Harrison) Hall, descends in direct line from a family named Bethel, whose name she bears. This family emigrated from Europe to America in 1682, and settled near Plymouth, Mass. T. H. Hall is an honored member of the Masonic order, A. F. & A. M. He began his present mercantile business in Oak Level in 1882, and has a general stock.

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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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