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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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Z. B. THOMAS was born February 11, 1824, in Mercer County, Ky. He is a son of Edmond G. and Sarah (Briles) Thomas. The father was born in Virginia; he died in February, 1862, aged sixty-eight. The mother was born in Mercer County, Ky.; she died in September, 1867. Our subject was reared in Shelby County principally. In about 1848 the family came to Graves County, where he worked at farming pursuits till about the age of twenty-eight, since which time he has been engaged in milling business, and about eight years in the woolen-mill business; of this mill he owns one-third. He was married in 1856 to Elizabeth Albritton, of North Carolina. She died March 15, 1865. They had four children, two of whom are living —one son and one daughter.

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This family biography is one of 91 biographies included in the Graves 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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