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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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JOHN C. FARLEY, of Irish ancestry, was born in 1841, in Walworth County, Wis., and is a son of Michael Farley and Mary (Dolen) Farley, both of whom were born in Ireland. Mr. John C. Farley was reared on a farm in Wisconsin, to the age of nineteen, from which time until 1866, he was engaged as a sailor on the great lakes and in traveling. In 1866 he came to Kentucky, and in 1867 to the city of Paducah. In 1868 he opened a mercantile business, associated with his brother Edwin Farley, who is now, and has been for several years past, the revenue collector for the Second District of Kentucky. Their partnership terminated in 1872, and John C. Farley is now located at the east end of Island Creek Bridge, Paducah, where he does an extensive business, dealing in drugs and groceries. He is a member of the Masonic order, and A. O. U. W. He was married in Paducah, in 1869, to Miss Ella L. Scott, and has two children: Delia and John C. Farley, Jr. Mr. Farley has served the county in the capacity of justice of the peace since 1869, and is secretary and treasurer of the Paducah Shipyard Company.

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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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