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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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QUINTUS Q. QUIGLEY is a lawyer of decided ability, and stands at the head, not only of the Paducah bar, but also of the bar of western Kentucky. Mr. Quigley was born in 1828, in Paris, Tenn., and is a son of James B. Quigley and Martha (Ogburn) Quigley. The father was a native of Pennsylvania, and the mother of Virginia. These parents settled in early life in Tennessee, but after a brief residence, removed to Hickman County, Ky., in 1828. James B. Quigley was of Irish parentage and in his boyhood days was deprived of the benefits of an education, having attended school but six weeks. He was reared, however, to habits of honest industry, and in early life learned the trade of tinner, at which he worked for some years, but later in life became a farmer, trader and general merchant. He was reared in the Catholic faith, but in mature life joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he proved a true light and in the faith of which he trustfully died in 1861. He was characterized for his strong will power, untiring business energy, and large benevolence, all of which were systematically directed. His death was felt by a large circle of friends, and especially by his church and the Masonic order, to both of which he was ardently attached. His wife, a remarkable adaptation to him, survived him until January, 1884. They had a family of eight children, Quintus Q. being the second. He was educated at the Cumberland College, and began the study of law at the age of nineteen, under Judge J. W. Crockett. He was regularly admitted to practice in 1851, and at once opened an office in Paducah, where he is now one of the oldest and ablest lawyers. Mr. Quigley was married in Paducah, in 1853, to Miss Mary E. Husbands, daughter of Col. James B. Husbands, who is now, perhaps, the oldest pioneer of the Purchase. They have a family of five children, his second son, Isaac M. Quigley, being a member of the law firm of Quigley & Quigley. Mr. Quigley is an ardent admirer of the beauties of nature, and that he may gratify this commendable trait, he has for several years lived in his quiet country home, near Paducah, with his family, to whom he is devotedly attached. He is a member of the Episcopal Church, and of the Masonic order; he is a Democrat, but has avoided public life.

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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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