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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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WESLEY H. SLACK is one of the most esteemed, as well as one of the most modest and unassuming citizens of Paducah. He was born in New Jersey, and there grew to manhood. He removed to Paducah in the days of its infancy, and has been a resident of the city ever since. He has been engaged in various mercantile and manufacturing enterprises; served a number of years as a member of the city council and school board, and was postmaster of Paducah under the administration of President Johnson. In New Jersey, he married Miss Anna Langstaff, a sister of George Langstaff, one of Paducah’s most worthy men. Mr. Slack is an honored member of the A. F. & A. M.

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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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