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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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HON. JOHN S. HOGGINS, a prominent farmer, stock raiser and trader, was born May 13, 1855, and is the eighth of a family of twelve children born to Wesley and Rebecca (Shawhan) Hoggins. Wesley Hoggins was a native of Kentucky, a merchant of Covington, and a farmer in Kenton County, Ky., and was also a cattle commissioner. John S. Hoggins was reared on a farm, and received a common-school education. He chose farming as an occupation, and now owns 800 acres of land in Illinois. He was elected representative from Boone County in May, 1887, receiving the largest Democratic majority ever received 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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