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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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ALBIN N. HOLT is a native of Montgomery County, Tenn. He was born September 13, 1820, and is a son of Peter Holt, also a Tennessean by birth, and whose parents were from North Carolina. The father was a farmer by occupation. About 1818 he made a trip to New Orleans on a flatboat, and upon his return located in Montgomery County, Tenn., where he married Miss Sarah Jett, of that county. He then went to Marion County, Tenn., and came, in 1839, to McCracken County, locating ten miles from Paducah, and farmed till his death. He left five children, all living; the youngest is fifty-six years of age. Our subject was the eldest of the family; was reared on a farm, and coming to Kentucky when nineteen years of age, with his father, worked with the latter until his marriage, which occurred October 7, 1841. He wedded Miss Malvina Rhew, of this county, and began farming for himself. At starting in life he was extremely poor, having to make his own household furniture, and, despite all efforts, for the first two years was unsuccessful in acquiring property, but in later years has been eminently prosperous. He now owns a large farm, besides having given a large tract of land to his children: Penina E., now Mrs. H. K. Trice; James P. and Melvira, the deceased wife of E. C. Rudolph. Mr. Holt is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and has been for twenty years a member of the Masonic fraternity. He has filled the office of police judge of Lovelaceville, and many other minor offices in the gift of the people.

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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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