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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 F. BRADSHAW was born in Christian County, Ky., in 1849. He is a son of Albert Bradshaw and Marianne Bradshaw, nee Rumsey, who removed, in 1856, to McCracken County, settling near the city of Paducah, where William F. was reared and where he received the elements of an English education. In 1868, he became a student in the University of Mississippi, where he remained, with the exception of one year, until 1872, when he graduated with the degree of B. S. He then decided upon the profession of law, doing his preparatory reading under Judge Q. Q. Quigley of Paducah, with which he combined teaching, and in 1873, he was principal of the Third District School of the city of Paducah. In 1874, he passed the required examination and was admitted to practice, and has since devoted his attention to the profession. In 1878, he was elected to the office of county attorney for McCracken County, serving four years. In February 1885, he was elected to the responsible position of county treasurer for McCracken County, to succeed Dr. A. B. Kinkead, first and only treasurer since 1871 up to his (subject’s) election. The vacancy was caused by death of Mr. Kinkead; the office was created in 1871. Mr. Bradshaw was married to Miss Virginia E. Wheeler, of Christian County, Ky., in January, 1877. They have two sons: William F. and James W. Bradshaw.

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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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