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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 W. HOBBS was born March 3, 1849, on his present farm. His father, Benjamin Hobbs, was a native of Fleming County, Ky., and a son of Col. Hobbs, who settled on the place now belonging to our subject at an early date. Benjamin Hobbs kept at his house the first post office in the vicinity. It was called the Bayou post office, His wife was Elizabeth Hopper, of Christian County. There were three children in the family. Our subject spent his early days on the farm, and obtained a common school education. He has always resided on the old homestead, now containing 260 acres, and has devoted his life to the prosecution of his farm interests. He is the youngest child in his parent’s family and is the only one now living. November 23, 1882, he married Miss Jennie Cunningham, of this county. They have one child, Charles F. Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs are members of the Baptist Church.

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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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