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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 R. HALL was born in 1844, in Halifax County, Va. He is a son of William J. and Ann E. (Barnes) Hall, who removed from Virginia to Kentucky, in 1850, settling that year in the western part of McCracken County, where the father engaged in the pursuits of the farm until his death, which occurred about 1863; the mother is still a resident of the county. Charles R. Hall devoted himself to the industries of farm life until 1879, when he removed to Paducah to engage in the tobacco trade. Since that date, he has been actively engaged in the business, as a re-handler and shipper. In 1875 he was married to Miss Mary E. Overstreet, daughter of Elisha Overstreet, of McCracken County, Ky. Mr. Hall is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of the K. of H. and the K. of G. C.

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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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