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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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PETER O. FOREE was born in Shelby County, this State, September 6, 1838. His father, Joshua Foree, was a Virginian by birth and came when a boy with his father to Kentucky. He resided in Shelby County on a farm until 1846, when he removed to Ballard County, Ky., where he continued in agricultural pursuits till his death, February 16, 1880. His wife was a Miss Narcissa T. Ogden, a native of this State; she died October 20, 1877. There are but three of their children living, our subject being the youngest. By diligent home study and making the most of the limited school facilities the times afforded, he was able to acquire a fair literary and good business education. He remained at home managing the home farm until thirty-six years of age, when he came to Woodville and engaged in the dry goods business, in which he has since been interested, also carrying a full line of drugs and general stock, and commanding a liberal share of the public patronage. Mr. Foree is reputed a gentleman of unquestionable honor and integrity and is held in high esteem by the entire community. May 27, 1875, he married Martha A. Ragland, of this county. The union has given three children: Charles O., Narcissa A. and Mary M. During his residence in Ballard County, he served three years as sheriff. He is a man of public spirit, and has given liberally for church and other public purposes and lent his influence to building the temperance cause.

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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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