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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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FRANCIS M. HOWLETT was born where he now resides, in Boone County, Ky., March 21, 1837. He was the youngest of five children born to William and Margaret (Tharp) Howlett. William Howlett was born in North Carolina, came to Kentucky when a boy, and settled in Boone County, where he lived and followed farming all his life. Margaret Tharp was born in Kentucky, in Boone County. They were married about 1817. His children were Lysander, John L., Elizabeth, Francis M. and an infant. Francis M. Howlett was brought up on the farm, and received a common-school education. He has followed farming and trading all his life. July 26, 1876, he married Mary Pierce, a daughter of Levi and Margaret (Higdon) Pierce, of Vigo County, Ind. They have no children. Mr. Howlett is a member of the I. O. O. F. Politically he is a Democrat, was elected magistrate in 1883, and served until he was elected county commissioner. He has 200 acres of fine land in Boone County.

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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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