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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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GRANVILLE V. ROUSE was born in Boone County, Ky., April 25, 1852. He was the second of four children born to Granville V., Sr., and Emily (McCatton) Rouse. Granville V., Sr., was born in Virginia, and came to Kentucky when small. He was brought up on the farm, and received a common-school education. He was a very popular man, both socially and politically, and was a member of the Legislature in 1876 and 1877 from Boone County. He died June 14, 1885. His wife still survives him. Our subject was also brought up on the farm, and received a common-school education. He settled where he now resides about 1863. December 12, 1878, he married Mary E. Head, a daughter of James and Tabbaun (Rouse) Head, of Davis County, Ky. To this union have been born five children, one daughter and four sons, viz.: Willie, Annie, Douglas, Richard and Robert (twins). Politically Mr. Rouse 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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