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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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MONROE NANCE, undertaker at No. 304 Broadway, Paducah, was born in 1835, in Georgia. His parents, Clement and Malvina (Ledbetter) Nance, removed to Kentucky, in 1849, settling in Marshall County. Monroe there attained his manhood, and in 1857 went to Logan County, Ky., where he labored as a house carpenter. In 1859 in Franklin, Simpson Co., Ky., he married Miss Clio Grubb, a native of Kentucky. They have been blessed with ten children. They came to Paducah in 1868, and since 1875 Mr. Nance has been in the undertaking business; now doing a business second to none of the kind in western Kentucky. Mr. Nance is the present coroner of McCracken County, is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Paducah Commandery, K. of T., L O. O. F., A. O. U. W. and K. of H.

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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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