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Below is a family biography included in County of Todd, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884.  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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GEORGE E. GARTH was born December 4, 1839, at the old Garth homestead, in Todd County, Ky., where he grew to manhood. His father, William Anderson Garth, was a native of Albemarle County, Va., where he was born in 1796. He removed to Todd County, Ky., in 1810, where he died in 1843. He was the son of Elijah Garth, of Virginia, who was born in Albemarle County in 1773, and died here in 1816. By his fearless activity he rescued many lives at the burning of the theater in Richmond, Va. His father, Thomas Garth, was of Scotch descent. Subject’s mother, Elizabeth B., daughter of George and Mary (Baker) Saffarans, of Gallatin, Tenn., was born in 1809, married in 1829, and is still living. To her and husband were born: Webb C., Mary S. (Bell), Julia T. (Fort), Martha T. (Todd), subject, Elizabeth V. (Ware) and William A., who died at San Antonio, Tex. Subject was favored with a good collegiate education, and is a man of extensive reading. He was married April 15, 1862, to Miss Louisa E., daughter of Edmund and Louisa (Anderson) Ware, of Todd County, and this union has been blessed with five children, viz.: Nora L., Ella W., William E., George E., Jr., and Bessie. Mr. Garth is a farmer, and has 236 acres of very valuable and productive land, well improved, and in a fair state of cultivation. His attention is largely directed to Jersey cattle, Southdown sheep and Berkshire hogs. Mr. G. is a Granger and a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 200 biographies included in The History of Todd County, Kentucky published in 1884.  For the complete description, click here: Todd County, Kentucky History and Genealogy

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