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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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J. FRANK GRANT was born September 1, 1843, in Louisville, Ky., and is a son of Dr. E. L. Grant, now of Boone County, Ky., who was born in Campbell County. E. L. Grant is a son of William and Mary (Graves) Grant, and William Mosby Grant was a son of John and Mary (Mosby) Grant, who were natives of North Carolina. The father of John Grant was William, and his mother was a sister of Daniel Boone. The Grants came from Scotland about 1700. The mother of our subject was Jane R. (Prest) Grant, daughter of James A. and Jane (McCullough) Prest; she was born on the Island of Malta, March 31, 1816; her father was born in London, January 22, 1786; he was a merchant and banker in Malta, emigrated to Montreal in 1818, and in 1828 removed to Philadelphia, Penn., in 1830 to Harrisburg, and in 1834 to Louisville, Ky., where he died in 1839. He and his entire family were Episcopalians in religion. Jane McCullough, a daughter of Kenneth McCullough, of Glasgow, Scotland, was born May 22, 1781, in London, and died February 11, 1869. Her brother, William, was an officer in the British navy. Dr. E. L. Grant, the father of our subject, was born in 1816. He graduated at Augusta College, Ky., in 1839, and at Louisville Medical College in 1841, practicing his profession in Boone and Kenton Counties for many years. He is a member of the Swedenborgian Church. J. Frank Grant, the eldest in a family of six, was educated in the schools of his county and by his mother and aunt. He followed farming until 1870, when he began merchandising at Petersburg, Boone County, where he now owns a large store, besides other valuable property. In 1883-84 he was Grand Master of the I. O. O. F., of Kentucky. In 1865 he married Miss Franklinea Garnett, daughter of B. F. and Elizabeth C. (Wilhoit) Garnett, the latter a Virginian of German descent, and the former a farmer. Mr. Grant is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Swedenborgian Church.

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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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