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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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HENRY BURNETT, lawyer, at Paducah, and the son of the Hon. Henry C. Burnett, was born in Cadiz, Trigg Co., Ky., March 23, 1849. He there attended the public school through his boyhood days, and when fourteen years old, went South and became a student in the old Bingham School, one of the oldest and ablest institutions of learning in the South. He was a student in this school for three years and in October, 1866, entered the academic department of the University of Virginia, and continued his studies there two years. Having decided upon the study of the law, he engaged in teaching as a means of support while preparing for this profession, meantime pursuing his legal studies under Prof. James P. Holcombe, author of some standard legal works. Mr. Burnett was licensed to practice in July, 1870, and in September of that year located in Paducah, where he soon acquired a good practice. He makes no pretensions to special pleading, yet is a fine advocate, a good judge of law, of quick perception and highly professional. He is in no sense a politician, but has been a member and the chairman of some important political conventions, affiliating with the Democratic party. Mr. Burnett was married January 17, 1882, in Henderson, Ky., to Miss Susanne H. Dallam, a daughter of L. C. Dallam, president of the National Bank of that city. Their children are Elizabeth D. and Marie Burnett. He is a Mason of high order, having filled the chair of presiding officer in both, the Paducah Lodge and Commandery. The family residence is on Broadway and business office on Legal Row.

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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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