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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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R. N. ADAMS was born October 7, 1842, in Todd County; he is a son of W. D. and Frances (Grady) Adams. The father was born in Virginia in 1805; he died in March, 1876; the mother died in 1850. In about 1827 these parents came to Todd County and engaged in farming. Our subject was raised on this farm. He enlisted in 1862 in Company A in Woodward’s Cavalry, and served about five months, when he returned home and continued farming. He now owns the homestead with 200 acres; also 600 acres where he now resides, and 116 acres two miles east of this point; he owns a house and lot at Morris Station and two town lots in Trenton. In April, 1881, he opened his present store, and carries a general stock of about $4,000. Mr. Adams was married in December, 1865, to Miss Mattie J. Grady, of this county, by whom he had three children—two now living. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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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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