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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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FRANK A. HALL was born in Burlington, Boone Co., Ky., August 1, 1858, and is the sixth of a family of eight children born to Amos O. and Elizabeth (Westbay) Hall. Amos Hall, a tailor by trade, has been superintendent of the poor of his county for many years. His father was a Methodist Episcopal minister. Frank A. Hall was educated in the schools of Burlington, first learned the painter’s trade, but followed it only a short time; in 1879 he commenced work in the printing office, and in 1883 he came a partner in the publication of the Boone County Recorder with W. L. Riddell. October 13, 1882, he married Miss Lillian Reed, daughter of William and Charlotte (Buchanan) Reed, the latter a relative of President Buchanan, and the former a leading tobacconist in Covington. Two children have blessed this union, viz.: Lottie, born in November, 1884, and Ralph R., born in March, 1886. Mrs. Hall is a member of the Baptist Church. F. A. Hall is one of the charter members of the I. O. O. F. lodge at Burlington.

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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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