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Benjamin B. BURCH 10050, Graves Co.

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Benjamin B. BURCH 10050, Graves Co.

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: Burch, Blincoe, Willett
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Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp 698-699 [Graves]

BENJAMIN B. BURCH, one of the prosperous and enterprising residents of Graves county, was born in Daviess county, Kentucky, February 21, 1875. He is a son of Charles M. and Rosa M. (Blincoe) Burch, born in Nelson and Daviess counties, Kentucky, respectively. The paternal grandfather was Samuel Burch, while the maternal grandfather was Benjamin B. Blincoe, and they were all of Scotch-Irish descent. Charles M. Burch is a farmer of Graves county. His political opinions make him a Democrat, while in religion he is a Catholic. During the war between the north and the south he enlisted in the Confederate army in the early part of 1864 and served until the close of the war. He and his wife are both living and are highly respected residents of Graves county. Twelve children were born to them, namely: Mary R.; Benjamin B.; Mabel H., deceased; Julia; Maggie W.; Susan E.; Charles R.; Henry W.; Francis C, deceased; Robert; William; and Herman. Benjamin Burch was reared upon his father's farm and educated in Graves county, and at the high school of Union county. His first business venture was in conducting a general merchandise business at Fancy Farm, and he met with fair success. His beginnings were with small capital, but he now owns and operates a fine drug store in the little village. He is a good Democrat and a member of the Catholic church. January 17, 1899, he was married to Miss Bessie Willett, who was born in Graves county, July 7, 1877. Two children have been born to them, namely: Austin, born March 23, 1900; and Joseph N., born September 21, 1902.

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