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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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EMMETT C. RUDOLPH was born in Montgomery County, Tenn., January 15, 1844. His father, John E. Rudolph, was a native of the same county. He removed to McCracken County in 1852, locating where our subject at present resides. The farm was but partly opened at the time, but a number of improvements were at once undertaken and consummated, which add comfort and greatly enhance the value of the farm. The father continued farm pursuits until his death, which occurred February 15, 1873. He was twice married. His first wife was Susan E. Herring, of Montgomery County, Tenn.; she died July 31, 1851, the mother of four children. His second wife, formerly Lucy A. Hargis, also of Montgomery County, Tenn., still survives him; there was one child by this union. Our subject was the eldest of the family of children, and his assistance was required on the home farm until he became of age. The following year he started out for himself as a farm laborer, working by the month, and was thus engaged until his marriage, which occurred January 14, 1869, after which he moved on his present farm, which consists of 115 acres. He has also two other farms in the county, in a good state of cultivation. His wife, formerly Miss Malvira V. Holt, died March, 28, 1873, leaving three children: Claude L., Leslie B. and Mollie E. Mr. Rudolph is a man of great industry and enterprise, public-spirited and energetic; he has rendered much assistance to public enterprises and is regarded with high esteem by his fellow-citizens. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and is active in his encouragement of the temperance movement. He at present fills the position of justice of the peace, in which he has served many times.

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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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