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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 H. MOORE, tobacconist at No. 126 Broadway, Paducah, was born in 1859, in Nashville, Tenn. He is the sixth child of a family of seven born to J. G. and Mary Moore, nee Hiter, both of whom are deceased. His father was born in Ireland and his mother was a native of Tennessee. William H. was reared in his native city, where he learned the business of tobacconist, and he followed it until 1882, when he came to Paducah and established a cigar manufactory, associated with Mr. Rogers. They do an extensive wholesale and retail business and are among the substantial business men of the city, and employ several skilled workmen in their factory.

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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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