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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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PRESLEY J. OLIVER was born August 7, 1843, in Fulton County, Ky., where he still resides. His father, Martin Oliver, was born in Graves County in 1817, and came to this place in 1824; his mother, Mary (Thornton) Oliver was born in 1814; both parents are living. Their children are Nancy C., William R., subject, Julia A. and John C. Subject was educated at the common schools of the county. He was first married in 1870 to Miss Mary B., daughter of John C. Lawson, of Fulton County (born in 1849 and died in 1872), and from this union sprang one child, Nora V. In 1874 he was married to Miss Emma J., daughter of John M. and Mary E. (Turner) Milner, of Hickman County, and to them have been born Mary S., M. Irene and Lena May. Subject is a farmer, having 315 acres of good land, under good culture. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and is identified with the Democratic party. His wife is a Methodist.

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This family biography is one of 114 biographies included in the Fulton 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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