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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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HENRY T. SNYDER was born in Madison County, Va., December 24, 1804. He is the eldest of a family of six children born to Robert and Lucy (Utz) Snyder, both natives of Madison County, Va. Robert Snyder was a farmer in Virginia, where he lived and died. His wife died in Boone County, Ky., in 1871. Henry T. Snyder was brought up in Virginia, and received his education there. He followed farming in Virginia until 1847, when he moved to Kentucky, and settled in Boone County near where he now resides. He moved to his present beautiful residence about 1877, where he has four acres of ground. In 1828 he was married to Sarah Henshaw, a daughter of William Henshaw, of Virginia. To this union thirteen children were born, viz.: Margaret A., William R., Henry, Frances J., James P., Julius F., George A., John E., Sarah E., Virginia E., Uriah C., Octavo and an infant. Mrs. Snyder died in 1871, and in 1872 Mr. Snyder married Nannie J. Durham, of Dillsboro, Ind. Mr. Snyder is a member of the Baptist 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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