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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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ZACH. P. HOLLAND, McCracken County, was born January 13, 1858, upon the place where he at present resides. His father, Zachariah P. Holland, was born in Warren County, Ky., April 13, 1812. When he be came of age he moved to Christian County, where he married Margaret, daughter of Duncan and Nannie Galbreath, August 1, 1842. In the autumn of 1849 he came to McCracken County, and here departed this life September 12, 1880. He was the father of four children, of whom three are living. Our subject was reared on a farm and attended the schools of the vicinity, which limited education was supplemented by a course of study at Woodville, and at Elkton, Todd Co., Ky. He then lived with an uncle three years. Before his father’s death, the home place had been given to him and his brother, Anderson, whose interest he afterward purchased. He has since given his attention to farm pursuits, and is now one of the most enterprising young men of the county.

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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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