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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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EPHRAIM H. BLANKENBEKER, was born in Boone County, Ky., January 1, 1851, and is a son of Jeremiah and Frances (Clore) Blankenbeker. Jeremiah Blankenbeker was born in Virginia, and was a son of Ephraim Blankenbeker, a native of Virginia, and among the first settlers of Boone County. Frances Clore was a daughter of Ephraim Clore, a native of Virginia, and an early settler in Boone County. Jeremiah Blankenbeker came to Kentucky with his parents when small and settled in Boone County, where he followed farming, and died about 1853. His wife survived him until August 5, 1886. He was married about 1845, and had two children: Richard T. and Ephraim. Richard T. lived in Boone County, but died April 1, 1887. Ephraim H. Blankenbeker was brought up on the farm, and received a common-school education. He has followed farming all his life, and settled where he now resides in 1880. He has about 700 acres of valuable land, all well improved. He is devoting some attention to the growing of blooded sheep. September 11, 1873, he was married to Martha L. Tanner, a daughter of Joel and Liddie (Crigler) Tanner, of Boone County. To this union one child has been born — Clinton. Politically, Mr. Blankenbeker is a Democrat.

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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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