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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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William E. Allen was born April 25, 1837, and was reared to manhood in McCracken County, where he has most of his time engaged in the pursuits of the farm. In 1872, however, he abandoned the farm, removed to Paducah and embarked in the manufacture of brick, which pursuit still occupies his entire attention, and in which he employs a large number of laborers. In 1876, in McCracken County, he married Mollie Lang, a daughter of William C. Lang, of that county. Their union has resulted in the birth of three children, viz.: Richard Maynard, Nellie L. and Irene Allen. In 1862, Mr. Allen espoused the cause of the Confederate Army, and served until disabled in 1863. He is a member of the Masonic order and K. of H.

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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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