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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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JUDGE CHARLES S. MARSHALL, son of Thomas A. Marshall, and grandson of Humphrey Marshall, the author of “An Early History of Kentucky,” was born in Paris, Ky., January 19, 1821. To those familiar with the eminent families of Kentucky, no words are necessary to show that this gentleman is well descended. When he was fifteen years old his father, an eminent lawyer, removed to Lexington, Ky., where our subject enjoyed the benefits of a thorough course of study in the old Transylvania University, thus acquiring a fine English education. He read law under his father and in 1840 entered the law department of the Transylvania University, from which he graduated in the spring of 1842. He then established a practice in Ballard County, where he remained until removing to Paducah in 1868, and where he became a recognized leader as an equity and criminal lawyer and an able jurist. In 1856 he was elected to the office of attorney general, of Ballard County, there became county judge and in 1862 was made circuit judge of the First Judicial District of Kentucky, filling this responsible position until 1867, when he resigned to accept the office of registrar in bankruptcy, for the First Congressional District of Kentucky. Judge Marshall came to Paducah, in 1868, since which time he has occupied the front rank in the bar of that city. Judge Marshall’s political preferences are with the Republican party; he is a member of the Masonic fraternity and an Ancient Odd Fellow. He was married in 1848, in Ballard County, to Miss Emily V., daughter of Jacob Corbett, and has a family of two sons and four daughters: Thomas C., now a lawyer in Montana; Jacob Marshall, an officer in the United States internal revenue department; Mrs. Mary E., wife of Hon. G. W. Reeves; Lucy, wife of Dr. W. W. Richmond, of Clinton, Ky.; Alice, widow of A. P. Hall, and Miss Kate Marshall, of Paducah. The family are members of the Paducah Christian Church.

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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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