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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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RICHARD G. TERRELL, wholesale merchant and son of Thomas F. Terrell, was born in Ballard County, Ky., April 14, 1849. He received a good English education in Paducah, and completed his studies in the Washington Lee University, of Virginia. In 1868, in connection with W. H. Bradley, he opened a produce and seed business in Paducah, at first on a limited scale, but which, under the business management of Mr. Terrell, has assumed proportions of no mean order. In 1872 he succeeded to the ownership of the entire business, which is now owned and conducted by him. His specialties are agricultural implements, seeds and salt. He does an extensive wholesale business, annually aggregating the sum of $70,000. Mr. R. G. Terrell was married in Paducah, October 28, 1873. to Miss Mildred, daughter of Col. Thomas J. Pickett. Their union has been blessed with four children: Thomas F., Mary Louisa, Mildred and Hattie Terrell.

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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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