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Below is a family biography included in County of Todd, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884.  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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AARON VIRGIL O’DANIEL, one of the enterprising young farmers of Todd County, was born September 12, 1845, in Christian County, Ky. He is the second of seven children—four boys and three girls—three still living, all boys—born to Joshua and Nancy(Colvin) O’Daniel, natives of Christian County, Ky., and of Irish origin. Subject’s grandparents, Joshua and Susan A. (Grissam) O’Daniel were natives of North Carolina, and emigrated to Christian County about 1812, and engaged in farming. Mrs. Susan A. O’Daniel is still living, and is ninety-three years old. Our subject’s early educational advantages were poor; he attended school but little on account of weak eyes. He was reared on a farm and lived with his parents till of age. He was married May 2, 1866, to Miss D. Lindsey, of Todd County, Ky., daughter of John N. and Martha A. (Johnson) Lindsey, natives of Christian County, Ky., the former of English and the latter of English-Welsh descent. Their union has been blessed with six children, viz.: Louana (married to Lafayette Marian Bearden), William P., Nannie H., Lanor, Jonnie Elizabeth, Archa J. Mr. O’Daniel has held the office of School Trustee or Director for the past four years. He owns 107 acres of land in good state of cultivation, improved with comfortable buildings, etc. Starting in life without a dollar, he has met with uniform good success; by careful management and industry has established a comfortable home. Mr. and Mrs. O’Daniel are members of the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 200 biographies included in The History of Todd County, Kentucky published in 1884.  For the complete description, click here: Todd County, Kentucky History and Genealogy

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