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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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GEORGE W. BUMPOUS, McCracken County, was born in Robertson County, Tenn., January 8, 1834, and is a son of William Bumpous, who came from North Carolina and settled in Tennessee at an early day. He located in Montgomery County, Tenn., where he was engaged in farming and blacksmithing up to 1882, when he came to Kentucky to reside with his son at Massack, McCracken County. His wife, formerly Nancy Allen, was a native of Tennessee; she died in January, 1834, our subject being the only child. The father has been married four times and survives all of his wives. Our subject learned his father’s trade in early life, and at sixteen years of age began working for himself as a journeyman. After his marriage, which occurred January 12, 1854, he worked for his father a short time until becoming of age, when he removed to McCracken County, and, after farming two years, took up his trade, at which he has since been engaged. He also carries on a store at Massack, and has a farm adjoining the town. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is a thorough business man and highly esteemed citizen. His wife was formerly Miss Mary A. E. Price, of Tennessee. This union has been blessed with ten children, of whom six are now living: Martha A. (wife of Thomas Felts), Mary J. (now Mrs. W. S. Hines), Luella J. (now Mrs. J. W. Thompson), Sarah F., Lettie B., George 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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