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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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THOMAS E. WARE, merchant and postmaster at Maxon’s Mill, Ky., was born in Todd County, Ky., September 22, 1839. His father was a Virginian by birth and came to Kentucky in 1833, locating first in Christian County. He was a farmer by occupation, and died in Todd County in 1868. His wife, Martha (Sanders) Ware, bore him eleven children, of whom our subject was the fourth. The latter remained on the farm until he was sixteen years of age, and was well educated. He accepted a position as salesman with Lyne & Brother, merchants at Fairview, Ky., remaining with them four years. He went to Mississippi in 1859, but returned a year later and shortly after came to McCracken County, and farmed here five years; then farmed in Todd County six years, when he returned to this county and settled where he now resides—a place of eighty acres, which he has cleared from the timber and improved. In 1876, he opened a general store and has since done a good business at this point. He is now serving his second term as magistrate of the Fifth District. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and Knights of Golden Rule. November 8, 1860, he married Miss Sarah E. Layne, of this county. She died March 29, 1881, leaving ten children.

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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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