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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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BENNETT V. MOSS is a native of Weakley County, Tenn., and was born in December, 1827. His father, Bennett Moss, was of North Carolina birth, and located in Tennessee in 1826. He was a farmer and was the first man that made a hogshead of tobacco in Weakley County; he died in that county in 1864. He married a Miss Nancy Vaughn, an excellent lady, and a devoted member of the Methodist Church. Our subject was reared to farm work and has followed that pursuit. He farmed with his father several years in Tennessee, and afterward did overseeing for seven years. He went to Missouri, but returned to Tennessee in six months, when a season of sickness absorbed all the earnings he had been able to save. He finally purchased more land on credit, but after clearing it lost it all by being unable to make the final payment. He removed to the upper Tennessee, and for six years was engaged in farming in Montgomery County, after which he went to Christian County, Ky., residing there a similar period of time. He next moved to Ballard County, and after three years came to his present place of 214 acres in 1879. He is an industrious, successful farmer, and made his property by days’ work. In 1856, he married Elizabeth Williams of Weakley County, Tenn.; nine children are living of this union. Early in life Mr. Moss was addicted to drink, but is now a radical temperance advocate.

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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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