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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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THOMAS P. DANCE, Trenton, was born October 15, 1822, in Simpson County, Ky., where he grew to manhood. He removed to Logan County in 1850, and to Todd County, his present place of residence, in 1882. His father, Peter Dance, born in 1792 in Chesterfield County, Va., settled in Kentucky in 1816. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died in 1856. He was the son of Edward Dance, of Virginia, who died about 1800. Subject’s mother, Lucy Boiseau, of Prince Edward County, Va., and later of Simpson County, Ky., was born in 1790, and died in 1851. Her father, John, was a Revolutionist. To her and husband were born: John E., Robert C., subject, James W., Daniel B., Martha P. (Satterfield), Benjamin P. and William O. Subject was favored with a good English education. He was married in 1849 to Miss Flowers, of Logan County, Ky. He is a farmer, and owner of 237 acres of good land in a fine state of cultivation. For twenty years he has been an Elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was formerly an Old Line Whig.

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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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