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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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ROBERT D. RENNICK, Hickman County, was born in Lynchburg, Va., July 8, 1836, and in 1843, came with his parents to Hickman County, Ky., where he still retains his residence. His father, Samuel F. Rennick, was born in Lincoln County, Ky., in 1798, and died at this place in 1859. He was the son of James Rennick, of South Carolina, a Revolutionary soldier. Samuel F. married Jane C., daughter of James Lindsay of Rockbridge County, Va. She was born in 1798 and died in 1877. The union was blessed with the following named offspring: James, George W., Samuel W., John F., Andrew T., and subject. Our subject was favored with a good English education, and is a man of considerable reading. In the late war he was a soldier in Forrest’s command. He is now engaged in farming, owning at the old family homestead, 170 acres of good land, which he is successfully cultivating.

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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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