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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 H. BARKSDALE, Trenton, was born August 22, 1861, in Todd County, Ky., and has always had his home at his present residence. His father, William O. Barksdale, was born in 1818, in Virginia, and removed to Todd County, Ky., with his parents when quite young, where he died in 1870. He was the son of Hudson O., an old Virginian. Subject’s mother, Josephine, daughter of William Talley, was born in 1839, in Todd County, Ky., and is still living. To her husband and herself, were born: Fannie M., Annie (Woodson) and William H., who was married May 15, 1883, to Miss Fannie F., daughter of James W. and Mary (Moore) Taylor, of Todd County, and to them has been born one son— Harry Taylor. Mr. Barksdale is a farmer, owning forty acres of good land, which he cultivates in the crops common to this country, and has his homestead in neat and fine condition.

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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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