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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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EVERARD P. JACOB was born in Caldwell County, Ky., May 7, 1811. His parents, Arnold and Cynthia (Spriggs) Jacob, were natives of Maryland and Virginia respectively. Of their eight children, four are now living: Mrs. Elvira Patterson, Everard P., Mrs. Adelia J. Enders and Thaddeus. E. P., the subject of this sketch, was reared a farmer boy, and during his residence in Caldwell and Lyon Counties, his attention was devoted to farming pursuits, which have also been his occupation since coming to McCracken County, in 1856. He has at present farm property to the extent of 346 acres, and gives special attention to short-horn cattle and thoroughbred horses of the Norman breed. He married Miss Emma White, a daughter of George White, an old and respected farmer of Caldwell County. Of this union three children are now living: Mrs. Cynthia A. Randle, Orlando E. and Richard W.

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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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