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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 ROGERS, general manager and part owner of the Paducah Stave Factory, was born in 1853, in Wakefield, Mass. His parents were Peter and Ellen Rogers, both of whom were of Irish birth. The family removed to Paducah in the fall of 1866, where Peter Rogers died, and where his widow is still living. John Rogers first learned the trade of cooper, which he followed until he became connected with E. Farley in the manufacture of cut staves, in which they give employment to a large number of men. He was married in Paducah in February, 1878, to Miss Mary B. Nunn. They have two children, Wilford and Philip Rogers. Mrs. Rogers is the daughter of Philip and Lucena Nunn, who are now living in Paducah, and among the pioneers of that city. They are both of German birth, and have lived in Paducah since 1846.

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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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