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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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PHILIP H. WALLACE, McCracken County, is a native of Christian County, Ky. He was born February 15, 1832, and is a son of Dr. James B. and Sarah (Clayton) Wallace, both of whom were Virginians by birth. Philip H. lived in his native county till about twenty-three years of age, when he moved to Paducah, and after the war came to his present beautiful place of 100 acres. He studied law in Hopkinsville and at the opening of the war was county clerk of McCracken County. In 1861 he enlisted, and was given a position on the staff of Gen. Pat Claybourne, with whom he served three years, serving during the last year of the war with Col. B. D. Lee, who commanded an independent regiment. Since the war Mr. Wallace has given his attention more to farming. He was united in marriage with Miss Fannie Woolfork, a daughter of Col. George Woolfork, who laid off Paducah, and Catherine (Gwathmey) Woolfork, a niece of Gen. George Rodgers Clark, to whom the land was granted on which Paducah stands. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace have one child, George C.

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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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