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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 O. BUCKLEY, carpenter and millwright, was born July 21, 1844, in Warren County, Ky. His parents are J. H. and Levina (Johnston) Buckley, both natives of Kentucky. The father is a carpenter, still living, in Logan County, at the age of sixty-seven years. The mother died in 1863, at the age of forty-six years. The mother was, and the father is a devoted member of the Christian Church. These parents have had seven children, five of whom are now living. Our subject began for himself at the age of sixteen years. He served about three years in the Confederate Army. He was very fortunate in receiving no wounds, and had remarkably good health. His discharge dates May 11, 1865. He was then at Meridian, Miss. He had no moneyed assistance in starting for himself, but now has accumulated a nice home of thirty-five acres, where his residence is located, in Bivinsville. He is a good workman and does all kinds of carpentering, and has been quite successful, considering his start. He was married November 14, 1867, to Miss Cloantha Gibson, of this county. These parents have one child—Mattie Lou. Both parents and child are members of the Christian Church. As a skilled workman he has few equals in the county.

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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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