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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 H. HOBSON was born July 8, 1839, in Trigg County, Ky., where he was reared on his father’s farm, meantime receiving a good common school education. His parents, who are now living and members of his family, are Benjamin Hobson and Susan (Richardson) Hobson; the former born in Virginia in 1807, and the latter born in 1812, in the same State. About 1857 the family removed to Graves County, Ky., the parents remaining but a few years, when they returned to Trigg County. Henry H., however, remained in Graves County, engaged as sales man in a mercantile house, until 1860, when he removed to the city of Paducah, which has since been his home. In 1861, he entered the Confederate Army, served the first two years of the war, and then returned to Paducah. After a short career in the dry goods business, he embarked in the tobacco trade, at Mayfield, Ky.. as a member of the firm of Hobson &West, and in 1870 returned to Paducah, where he did an extensive brokerage business until 1875, when he established his present large warehouse business. As a business man, Mr. Hobson has but few superiors in Paducah. His kind, genial disposition is manifest in his intercourse with his friends as in the bosom of his family. As a member of the city council, he has proven his attachment to the general good, and is regarded by all as a most worthy citizen. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, K. of H, and of the K. G. C. Mr. Hobson was married at Mayfield, Ky., in 1864, to Miss Martha J. Aker, daughter of John Aker, one of the pioneers of the Jackson Purchase. Their children are: John B., Minnie B., Joe. F., Lillie and Emery Hobson.

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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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