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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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LUKE L. OLIVER, Hickman County, was born November 18, 1845, in Fulton County, Ky., and in 1871 came to Hickman County, where he has since resided. His father, Lee Oliver, a native of North Carolina, was born in 1800, removed to Fulton County, Ky., in 1826, and died in 1868. He was the son of Shade Oliver, of North Carolina, who died about 1848. Subject’s mother, Drusilla (Cloyes) Oliver was born in 1816, and is still living. To her and husband were born Harvey, subject, John M., Robert W. and Melissa J. Luke L. Oliver was married February 24, 1870, to Miss Mary J., daughter of Harris and Betty (Mobley) Pruitt, of Gibson County, Tenn.; this union has been blessed with the birth of one child, Arena. Mr. Oliver is a successful farmer, owning 177 acres of fertile land. In religion he is an active Methodist and in politics affiliates with the Democratic party.

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This family biography is one of 142 biographies included in the Hickman 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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