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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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JOHN BROWN BIVIN was born December 2, 1828, in Muhlenburg County, Ky. He is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Bivin. The father was a native of Maryland, and died in 1876, aged seventy-four. The mother was born in Virginia, and is now living with her son-in-law in this county. When about one year old, J. B. came with his parents to Todd County, Ky., and was reared on his father’s farm, where he remained until the age of twenty-one. He lived on a rented farm; four years later he bought a farm of 100 acres, where he lived eighteen years. He then traded it for his present one, consisting of eighty-four acres; he owns in all 384 acres. December 13, 1849, he married Sallie A. Latham, of this county. She died in 1879, aged forty-nine years, leaving four children— Mary E., Gracie A., George H. and Martha J. His second marriage was in 1882, to Mrs. Carneal, of this county; Bertie is their child. By a former marriage, Mrs. Bivin has four children, viz.: Virginia A., Mattie, Rosa and Charles. Both parents are members of the Baptist Church.

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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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