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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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JOHN W. MANOR was born August 21, 1849, in Shenandoah County, Va., and was brought by his parents in 1850 to Todd County, Ky., and in 1860, to Ballard County, where he still resides. His father William C. Manor, Esq., a native of Virginia, was born in 1816, and is still living. William E. espoused Mary E., daughter of Robert F. Furguson, of Virginia (born in 1821, and died in 1881). Their children are: Robert F., subject, Hannah J. (Northington), Dr. Jesse B., Mary E. and Albert B. Our subject was favored with a good English education, and is a reading man. He was married January 9, 1877, to Miss Nannie A., daughter of John and Evelina (Watwood) Rasco, of Ballard County (born in 1851), and to them were born Lizzie and Mary. Subject was seven years a clerk in a store, but is now engaged in farming, in which he is successful in raising wheat, corn and tobacco. For many years he has acted as deputy-sheriff and district deputy clerk. In religion he is a Christian and in politics a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard 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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