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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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JOHN T. CRAVEN was born in Boone County, Ky., August 8, 1824. He is a son of Benjamin and Cynthia (Markland) Craven. Benjamin Craven was born in Nicholas County, Ky., February 4, 1792, and was a son of Jeremiah Craven, a native of Virginia. Cynthia Markland was born in Ohio, February 13, 1798, a daughter of Gharey Markland. Benjamin moved to Ohio with his parents at about the age of eight years; they moved back to Kentucky, and settled near Burlington, Boone County. He was a farmer by occupation, and followed the same all his life. January 21, 1819, he married, and raised a family of ten children — five sons and five daughters, viz.: Washington, Noah, John T., Levina, Lucinda, William B., Jeremiah, Elizabeth, Elmira and Parmelia F., two of whom are now dead, Washington and Jeremiah. John T. Craven was brought up on the farm, and received most of his early education at Burlington, Ky. He settled where he now resides in 1881, and has 177 acres of valuable land; he also owns other valuable land in Boone County. November 3, 1853, he married Jane A. Mirick, a daughter of Col. Dorchester H. and Martha (Porter) Mirick, of Boone County. He and his wife are members of the Universalist Church. Politically, Mr. Craven is a Republican.

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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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