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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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EDWIN H. BAKER, son of Stewart and Elizabeth (Moore) Baker, was born in Boone County, Ky., May 21, 1841. His father is a native of Montgomery County, Ky., and his mother of Rockbridge County, Va. His maternal grandfather, Hugh Moore, was an early settler at Big Boone Spring, in the southern part of Boone County, and did good service in the war of 1812, while his paternal grandfather, Edwin Baker, a native of South Carolina, born in 1704, settled in the same neighborhood, also took an active part in the same war, and died in 1883. They were respectively of Irish and German descent. Stewart Baker was born in 1810, was taken to Boone County in 1815, and died in 1866. Edwin H. Baker was reared a farmer, and agriculture and stock raising have engaged his chief attention through life. He has five farms, comprising 800 acres, within the county limits, devoted to these interests. He has served as magistrate of his district, and in August, 1886, was elected county judge for a term of four years. In February, 1879, he married Miss Lula, a daughter of Samuel Huey (who was born in Virginia in 1810, and killed in a heavy storm in 1860), but for thirteen years previous to his marriage he was engaged in steam-boating on the Ohio River. He is a member of the Baptist Church.

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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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