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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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DR. GIDEON PASCHALL, deceased, was born August 2, 1820, in Caswell County, N. C., and was taken by his parents in an early day to Huntsville, Ala.; thence in 1826, to Weakley County, Tenn., six miles west of Fulton, Ky. He was the eldest of thirteen children born to Jesse M. and Mary (Freeman) Paschall, natives of North Carolina. He was reared on a farm, and was on the ground where Paducah now stands when there was not a building erected thereon. He engaged in flatboating down the Mississippi in an early day, and lived with his parents until he was twenty-two years old, when he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Hawkings; he studied for three years and commenced his practice in Henry County, Tenn.; he finally located where Fulton now stands and put up a log office, which he later moved from a mile east of town to where it now stands—a relic of the past—in the door yard of the family residence in Fulton. He took a course of lectures at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Penn., in the winter of 1853-54, received a diploma, and was one of the few who are able to graduate with one course of lectures. He was an excellent physician. He was married August 10, 1854, to Adaline Bullock, of Fulton County, a native of Granville County, N. C., and a daughter of Richard and Martha (Freeman) Bullock of Granville County, N. C. Mr. Bullock is of Welsh origin. To Dr. and Mrs. Paschall were born five children, viz.: Pollie, Mattie, Addie D., Annette, Effie R., now deceased. Mrs. Paschall is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; she is owner of one of the finest brick blocks in Fulton, a fine residence, and a number of other residences. Dr. Paschall and a Mr. Carr were the first to sell lots in the town of Fulton; they had the first plat made. The doctor assisted in cutting the State line road through Fulton; his father helped in the removal of the Cherokee Indians. Dr. Paschall was a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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This family biography is one of 114 biographies included in the Fulton 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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