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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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JOSEPH T. MURPHY was born October 24, 1846, in Graves County, Ky., when he was reared and lived till 1869, when he came to Ballard County, the place of his present residence. His father, William Murphy, a native of Pittsylvania County, Va., was born in 1808, and died in 1876. William married Charity E. Wynn, of Caswell County, N. C., born in 1812, and now living. Their children are: Mary S. (Ross), Edward H., subject, Zachary T., George W., Rebecca G. and Adda B. (Lovelace). In youth our subject procured a common school education, and is a reading man. He is a member of the I. O. O. F.; also a Baptist and affiliates with the Democratic party.

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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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