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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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JAMES P. HOLT, McCracken County, was born in McCracken County, March 28, 1846, and is a son of Albin N. Holt. At twenty-one years of age, he began life for himself by farming on land belonging to his father, which was afterward given him, but which, by industry and good management, has been increased to 300 acres, devoted to stock-raising and general farming. October 5, 1869, he was married to Miss Ellen Rudolph, of McCracken County, and the union has been blessed with one child, Nina M., who was born December 21, 1870, and is well accomplished in music. Mr. Holt is a member in high standing in the Masonic and Odd Fellows orders, and with his family, is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which he has served many years as deacon. He is an enterprising citizen, and at present justice of the peace, it being his second term. Also filled for several years the position of deputy county court clerk of his district.

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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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