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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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AARON FUQUA, McCracken County, was born in Buckingham County, Va., May 12, 1819. His father was a farmer by occupation, though in early life he had worked at the stonemason’s trade. He removed to Kentucky, in December, 1822, and resided in Logan County, until his death. His wife was Mary L. Ayres, of Virginia. Our subject lived at home till the death of his father in 1855, when he took charge of the home farm, which he operated until his mother’s death, which occurred four years later. In 1860, he came to McCracken County and operated a dam on the river bottoms, and in 1867 removed to Woodville, and there resided till 1874 engaged in the drug and grocery business. At the latter date, he traded his town property for his present farm of 200 acres, on which he has since made many improvements, and in many ways beautified and adorned his home surroundings. For thirty years, Mr. Fuqua has been a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has held during the time all of the Lodge offices, and is now secretary of the Woodville Lodge, No. 300. He served the county as its deputy clerk from 1870-74, and was one of the magistrates for his district, No. 5, for a term of four years. He fills at the present time the office of county examiner. For many years he has acted as correspondent of the agricultural department of the State and General Governments, and has always been identified with important matters of public interest. August 1, 1844, he married Eliza G. Coghill, of this State; she died in December, 1853. His present wife was Mrs. Sarah A. Haddox.

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This family biography is one of 165 biographies included in the McCracken 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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