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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  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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BENJAMIN A. DULANEY was born in Boone County, Ky., near Florence, September 15, 1842. He was the fifth of eight children born to Benjamin and Louisa V. (Graves) Dulaney, both of whom were born in Madison County. Benjamin was a son of Elijah Dulaney, a native of Madison County, Va.; he moved with his family to Kentucky in about the year 1798, and settled in what is now Boone County, where he lived and died. Louisa V. Graves was a daughter of Bartlett and Virginia Graves, both of whom were natives of Madison County, Va., but moved to Kentucky in the latter part of the eighteenth century. Benjamin Dulaney was brought up on the farm, and received a common-school education. He followed farming in Boone County all his life. B. A. Dulaney was raised on the farm, and received his literary education principally at Covington. He followed farming until about 1861, when he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. J. J. Dulaney (his brother), of Florence, and in 1872 he entered the Ohio Medical College, and attended one course of lectures. He then attended the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, and graduated in medicine from that institution in 1875. He then located at Florence, and has been constantly engaged in the practice of his profession. December 4, 1866, he was married to Emma Fish, a daughter of Thomas S. and Nancy (Poor) Fish, of Boone County. To this union eight children have been born — four daughters and four sons — viz.: Nannie L., Malcolm, Benjamin A., Jr., Florence, Ruey E., John J., Mary F. and Annie, three of whom are dead, viz.: Nannie L., John J. and Mary F. The family are members of the Baptist Church. Politically, Mr. Dulaney is Democratic.

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This family biography is one of 73 biographies included in the Boone County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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