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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. N. J. PASCHALL, Fulton County, was born May 21, 1840, in Weakley County, Tenn., six miles southeast of Fulton. He is the eleventh of thirteen children, seven boys and six girls, two boys and one girl now living, born to Jesse M. and Mary (Freeman) Paschall, natives respectively of Caswell and Grandville Counties, N. C. His grandparents were Alexander and Susan (Morgan) Paschall, of French descent. The father of our subject came to Weakley County, Tenn., January, 1827, and entered about 220 acres of land, which he improved and lived on until his death in 1872; he was born in 1799. The father, grandfather and great-grand father and mother of subject all lie in the family graveyard on the farm entered by grandfather Alex Paschall, and now owned by Dr. N. J. Paschall. His father flatboated in an early day down the Mississippi River, and was one of the first magistrates of Weakley County, Tenn. He assisted in organizing the first court and was appointed justice for life. At the end of four years the constitution was changed; he was then elected for sixteen years. He enlisted to assist in removing the Cherokee Indians, also enlisted in the Florida war. He was an intimate friend of Davy Crockett. Dr. N. J. Paschall was reared on a farm and received a common school education, the best the log-school of the pioneer days could afford. He lived with his parents till he was seventeen years of age, when he commenced the study of medicine with his brother, G. W. Paschall. He took his first course of medical lectures at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Penn., in 1861. After his return he enlisted in July, 1861, in a cavalry company commanded by Capt. Ballentine. He participated in the battles of Paducah, Corinth, Britton’s Lane, Fort Pillow, bombardment of Vicksburg, Bolivar, Fort Donelson and Belmont. He re-enlisted in the spring of 1862 for three years or during the war, and was detailed at various times to take charge of the sick. He was under the command of the following named generals— Pillow, Forrest and Van Dorn. After the surrender in May, 1865, he returned home and shortly after emigrated to Texas, where he remained three years. He returned, renewed his study of medicine and graduated at Jefferson Medical College in the spring of 1869. He located at Fulton, where he has continued his practice ever since with success. He attended a course of medical lectures at St. Louis Medical College in 1871. Dr. Paschall owns 225 acres of land in a good state of cultivation and a drug store, which he has acquired by his own industry. He was married July 17, 1864, to Sarah J. Wilson of Ballard County, Ky., a daughter of Rutledge and Elizabeth (Holman) Wilson, natives of Livingston and Butler Counties, Ky., respectively, of Dutch descent. Samuel Wilson located in the Purchase in 1820; William Holman in 1823; both settled in Ballard County. To Dr. and Mrs. Paschall eight children were born, viz.: Mary B., Sarah A., May F., Demitra A., Newton J., Ed C., Jesse R. and Lola A. Mrs. Paschall and eldest daughter are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Paschall has been trustee of Fulton several terms. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, one of the charter members of the I. O. O. F. in Fulton, also a charter member of the K. of H.

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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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