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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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 J. HENDERSON was born January 1, 1848, on the place where he now resides, in Ballard County, Ky. His father, Thomas Henderson, a native of Caroline County, Va., died in 1871, aged about seventy-two years. Thomas’ widow, nee Martha Dillon, of Howard County, Va., was born in 1811 and is still living. Their offspring are: John K., Sallie F. (Bishop), Lucy A. (Petrie), Ellen (Penn), Josephine (Ousley), subject, Mary F. (Puckett), Franklin P. and Laura B. Subject in youth procured a good English education and is a reading man. On the 25th of December, 1882, he was married to Miss Callie A., daughter of Jacob N. and Mary T. (Adams) Bondurant, of Ballard County, and the result of this union has been the birth of one daughter, Martha Thomas. Our subject is a farmer having 256 acres of good land in fine condition and in a high state of cultivation. He is an active member of the Methodist Church, and in politics is identified with the Democratic party.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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