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Biographical Sketch of William A.J. Davis

William A. J. Davis, farmer, is the son of J. J. and Ann (Harry) Davis. The father was born in 1807 in Marion District, South Carolina; the mother in Marlborough District, South Carolina in 1809. They were married in 1825 and soon after moved to Mobile, Alabama. They had ten children, four boys and six girls, six of them now living. In 1831 they moved from Alabama to Hickman County, Kentucky, and in 1847 to Obion County, Tennessee Mr. Davis was a farmer, and with his wife he belonged to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a Democrat, taking an active interest in the success of his party. Mrs. Davis died in 1859, Mr. Davis in 1862. Our subject, William A. J. Davis, is of English Scotch extraction, and was born in Hickman County, Kentucky, June 17, 1885; was raised on the farm, and there being no school near enough for him to attend, his education was limited. October 30, 1855, he married Miss Martha Pollock, who was born in Obion County April 16, 1837. They have no children. Mr. Davis was in the Confederate Army. In 1862 he volunteered in the Thirty-third Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers, served eight months, was at Shiloh and other battles, was wounded and discharged on account of ill health. He had been a resident of Lake County ever since it was divided, except for...

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Biography of George W. Prescott

George W. Prescott, of San Bernardino, Master Mechanic of the Southern California Railroad, and one of the most expert mechanical engineers in this country, was born in New Hampshire fifty-one years ago. At the early age of seven years he was left without father or mother, and at thirteen he left his native State and started out to fight the battle of life alone and unaided. Going west as far as Ohio, he spent the next-five years in the old city of Chillicothe, where, following the natural bent of his mind, he studied the business of machinist, and when just past his eighteenth birthday he took charge of a locomotive engine. In 1856 he went to Columbus, Kentucky, and commenced building the Mobile & Ohio Railroad. On January 15, 1857, he unloaded from the steamer J. C. Swan the first locomotive engine that ever passed over that road, and set it up and run it aver the line. He put up all the engines and cars for that road till the spring of 1861. On May 3, of that year, the war of the Rebellion having broken out, and Mr. Prescott New England blood and patriotism allying him to the cause of the Union, he resigned his position and went North, notwithstanding he was offered $500 a month by the Superintendent of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad if he...

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Hickman County, Kentucky Census Records

1790 Hickman County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Hickman County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Hickman County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Hickman County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Hickman County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Hickman County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1830 Hickman County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Hickman County USGenWeb Archives Project Heads Of Households, Pt. 1 Heads Of Households, Part 2 Heads Of Households, Pt. 3 Heads Of Households, Pt. 4 Heads Of Households, Part 5 Heads Of Households, Part 6 Heads Of Household, 1830, Part 7 Heads Of Households, 1830, Part 8 Heads Of Households, 1830, Part 9 Heads Of Households, Part 10 Heads Of Households Concluded Census Index Transcribers Notes Census Enumeration Part 1 Census Enumeration, Part 2 Census Enumeration, Part 3 Census Enumeration, Part...

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Hickman County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Hickman County Hickman County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Hickman County USGenWeb Archives Project Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Mason Cemetery Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery Rennick Family Cemetery Ringo  Cemetery Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery Via Cemetery Hickman County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Hickman County USGenWeb Project Clark Cemetery , Photos Mt. Moriah Cemetery , Photos Oakwood Methodist Cemetery , Photos Columbus City Cemetery , Photos Pleasant Level Cemetery , Photos Zion Methodist Cemetery , Photos Old Columbus Cemetery , Pdf file...

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Biography of J. P. Comeford

J.P. COMEFORD. – The original owner and builder of the pretty village of Marysville is a native of Ireland, and was born in 1833. While he was a child, his parents emigrated to Canada, and in 1849 came to the United States, going directly to Wisconsin. They resided first at Milwaukee, and then at Fond du Lac, and seven years later removed still farther west to Minnesota. Here he grew up on a farm, driving cattle and learning all the ins and outs of agriculture. In 1861, when the war broke out, he went to St. Louis and joined an independent company of sappers and miners, who were offering their services to the government. For two years he saw hard service at the front, but upon the outbreak of the Sioux war was detailed by General Grant at Memphis, Tenn., at his own request, to return to Minnesota, where his parents resided, to assist in quelling the ferocious savages who had terrorized the whole state. He went to Fort Snelling; and, on receiving a recruiting commission, he, assisted by George Rubles, raised a company of one hundred and ten men for the First Minnesota Mounted Rangers. While in Minnesota, he was present at the hanging of the forty Sioux at Mankato, who participated in the massacre of the Whites. After the company he assisted in recruiting was sworn in,...

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Biography of Mamie J. Tanquary, M. D.

Mamie J. Tanquary, M. D., of Independence is one of the leading woman physicians and surgeons of Kansas. She comes of a family that has supplied several able members to the profession, and her work throughout the fifteen years she has practiced at Independence shows her capabilities are on a plane with her own brothers and her professional brethren throughout the state. Doctor Tanquary, whose maiden name was Edwards, was born at Water Valley in Hickman County, Kentucky, April 29, 1870. She is of old Southern stock, but her first ancestors in the Edwards line came from England of Seotch-Irish lineage and were pioneer settlers in Tennessee. Through her paternal grandmother she is related to the noted Brigham family. The grandfather Edwards was a native of Tennessee, and had a plantation worked by slaves in that state before the war. He died in Tennessee. W. H. Edwards, father of Doctor Tanquary, was born in Tennessee November 6, 1828. He spent the first twenty-one years of his life in his native state, and he then went with his parents to Hickman County, Kentucky, where he married. Prior to the war be owned a number of slaves, and conducted his planting operations by slave labor. Soon after the birth of his daughter, Doctor Tanquary, he moved out to Kansas, and became one of the early settlers in Chanute, and the homestead...

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