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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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JOSEPH A. HUEY was born in Boone County, Ky., November 14, 1819. He is the tenth of twelve children born to Samuel and Jane (Mason) Huey. Samuel Huey was born in Virginia. He came to Boone County, Ky., when young, where he has lived and was a farmer all his life. Jane Mason, his wife, was born in Pennsylvania, and came to Kentucky at an early date with her parents, who settled in Louisville, afterward moved to Scott County, and then to Boone. Joseph A. Huey was brought up on the farm, and received his education at the common schools. He has followed farming from boyhood, and settled where he now resides in 1872, and has 103 acres of land. He has upward of 400 acres of fine land in other portions of Boone County. In 1841 he was married to Amanda Gaines, a daughter of James and Virginia (Watts) Gaines, of Boone County, but originally from Virginia. To this union have been born five children: Mary M., Paulina, Virginia A., an infant and James A., all of whom are deceased except James A. Politically Mr. Huey 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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