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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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DR. ROBERT R. GRADY was born September 28, 1842, in Todd County, Ky., where he still resides. His father, James T. Grady, was born in Todd County, and is still living here; he is the son of Jesse Grady, of Virginia, who came to Kentucky in an early day and died here. Dr. Grady’s mother, Nancy C. (Pendleton), whose parents came from Virginia, was born in this county and is still living. To her and her husband were born Nannie C. (Webb), Mary E. (married to Smith, afterward to Nelson), Sarah F. (Moore), subject, and Lucy P. (Tinder). The Doctor procured a good education in youth, and in 1862 commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Whitaker, of Clarksville, Tenn., and after attending three courses of lectures at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, graduated in 1865, and has been successfully engaged in the practice of his profession in Todd County since that time. Dr. Grady was married May 11, 1870, to Miss Mollie, daughter of Nofflett and Sarah A. (Marshall) Webb, of Todd County. She was born December 29, 1850. To them have been born Robert B., Nannie V. and Will H. Subject is a farmer having 300 acres of valuable land in a good state of cultivation, on which wheat and stock have received his most careful attention. He is also extensively engaged as a trading man. In the commencement of his business career, Dr. Grady started at the bottom round of the financial ladder, and by industry and perseverance has amassed a handsome estate. He is a member of the Christian Church 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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