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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 KENNEDY WHEELER was born on April 18, 1861, and is now the youngest member of the legal profession connected with the Paducah bar. He is a son of Dr. James Wheeler, a physician and extensive farmer of Christian County, Ky., where he has resided for the past forty years. Charles K. spent his boyhood on his father’s farm, and at the age of thirteen he was placed at the Stewart College, at Clarksville, Tenn., and there graduated at the age of seventeen. He then took up the study of law, reading under no particular instructor, but in the fall of 1879 he entered the senior class in the law department of the Cumberland University, at Lebanon, Tenn., and graduated in the spring of 1880. He then opened an office in the city of Paducah, Ky., where he now is practicing with prospects of a brilliant future.

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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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