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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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WILLIAM E. BUIE was born in Missouri, May 14, 1847; his parents are John and Susan (Redphern) Buie. The father is a native of Tennessee, his age about sixty years, and now living in Logan County; the mother was a native of the same State; her death occurred in 1882, aged sixty. Our subject began for himself in 1866; he started with limited means; his business was working a shingle machine, with which he worked for wages eight years, when he moved to where he now lives; he has improved this farm and residence, and now has one of the nicest homes in the northern part of the county; his buildings have been placed here at a cost of more than $2,000; he owns 300 acres of good land in this body, besides farms aggregating in all 883 acres elsewhere, all of which are paid for. Mr. Buie employs from twelve to twenty-five hands on his farms, engaged at farming and logging. He has received about $10,000 from the sale of logs the past year. The principal quantity of tan-bark supplied for two tanneries has been furnished by him and his brother; he has also furnished ties in a very large railroad contract. Mr. Buie has been more successful in business than any other man in this part of the county. He was married in November, 1872, to Miss Delila E., daughter of Alex M. and Elizabeth (Whitlow) McPherson, of this county. Their children are: John W., Georgie L., Lizzie Z. and Susan C. Mrs. B. is a member 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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