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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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BENJAMIN T. MARSHALL, Jr., physician, was born in Montgomery County, Tenn., September 27, 1842. His father, Benjamin T., Sr., is a native of the same county, and has always been engaged in farming. He came to McCracken County, in 1853, locating where he at present resides, four miles south east of Woodville. His wife, Eliza (Isbell) Marshall, died November 11, 1870, leaving two children: Sarah A. (now the wife of Aaron Fuqua, a prominent farmer of this county), and Benjamin T., the subject of these lines. The latter was reared to farm work and acquired a good literary education at the Louisville Academy. At nineteen years of age he came to Woodville, and began the study of medicine under Dr. C. E. Haddox, now deceased, and after remaining with him two years, placed himself under the tuition of Dr. C. G. Rayster. He then attended the St. Louis Medical College, from which he was graduated March 4, 1865; a few years later he took an additional course of lectures at Nashville, Tenn. He occupies a high standing among the members of his profession, and has always enjoyed a large and constantly increasing practice among the people. He is a member of the K. of H. and the Masonic fraternity, and is devoted to the cause of temperance. He was united in marriage, January 28, 1879, to Miss Anna W. Dawson, of Logan County, Ky. This union has been blessed with four children: Thomas H., Mary E., Elizabeth and Lillie.

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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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