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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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FOWLER CONNELLY, a prominent merchant of Walton, Ky., was born in Kenton County, Ky., September 17, 1830, and was the fourth of a family of seven children born to Arch and Rosa (McColum) Connelly, natives of Kenton County, Ky. Arch Connelly, a farmer by occupation, died in April, 1875, and his wife in May, 1861. Fowler Connelly was reared on a farm, and received a common-school education in Kenton County. He began life as a very poor boy, and by his industry and economy now owns a large store and a house and lot in Walton. Early in life he learned the carpenter’s trade, which he followed until 1883, and at that time engaged in his present business. He married Miss Mary Mefford, a daughter of William and Sarah (Keller) Mefford, and to this union four children have been born, of whom three are living: Edward Madison, James and Esther A. Mr. Connelly is a consistent member of the Christian Church. Politically he 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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