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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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JOSEPH M. WALTMON, physician, McCracken County, was born in McCracken County, July 12, 1853. His father, David, was a native of Louisiana, a farmer by occupation. He came to Trigg County, this State, about 1844, and after a short residence there went to McCracken County, locating about twelve miles north of Paducah. He died February 19, 1883. His widow, formerly Miss Sarah Wallace, is a native of Trigg County and is yet living. They were parents of twelve children, Joseph M. being the second youngest. When a child, he was afflicted with physical infirmities, which incapacitated him for manual labor. He gave his attention to the study of medicine, and at twenty-one years of age, placed himself under the instruction of Dr. G. Stovall, of Lovelaceville, remaining with him one year. Immediately prior to this, however, he attended one course of medical lectures at Louisville, and shortly after again attended the same institution, and was graduated therefrom in 1876. Returning to McCracken County, he began the practice of medicine at his present location, and has established himself in an extensive and lucrative practice, which his thorough training and skill merits. He is a member of the Masonic order. August 7, 1879, he married Nannie Johnson, of Tennessee; she died on May 10, 1880, leaving one child, Joseph E.

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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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