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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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CHARLES HAWTHORNE was born in Ballard County, Ky., September 15, 1858, and is the son of Mastison O. and Eva (Bodkins) Hawthorne. The father was a native of Kentucky, was a physician, and died in 1871. Our subject is the eldest of six children born to his parents, and of whom there are three living. He was reared on a farm and attained a good education. At the age of fifteen he went to live with an uncle and remained with him until he became of age. He then rented a farm near Woodville, McCracken County, and has since given most of his attention to agricultural pursuits. Having learned the carpenter’s trade in Ballard County, he established here in January, 1883, his present wagon works, which he has since operated. His success in life has been due to his own efforts. He now owns two residences with several acres of land adjoining in Woodville, aside from his business and other town property. December 25, 1878, he married Miss Lucy A. Hudson, of Woodville. This union has given one child, Minnie.

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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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