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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 C. REVILL, cashier of Boone County Deposit Bank, Burlington, Ky., was born September 28, 1846, at New Liberty, Owen Co., Ky., and is a son of Rankin and Elizabeth (Gale) Revill, natives, respectively, of Mississippi and Owen County, Ky. Mrs. Elizabeth Revill was a daughter of Dr. Henry B. Gale, a native of Virginia. Rankin Revill, born February 28, 1821, was a lawyer by profession; he was elected clerk of the court of appeals, of Kentucky, and was also county clerk of Owen County for twelve years. He died in Frankfort in June, 1860. Joseph C. Revill was reared in Owen County; was elected circuit court clerk in 1874, and served twelve years. He settled in Burlington, Boone County, in 1885, where he organized a bank with Fountain Riddell as president. The bank has a capital of $50,000, surplus $4,000, and $70,000 average amount of deposits. In November, 1868, he married Miss Monette Runyan, a native of Burlington, and a daughter of James M. Runyan, deceased. Three children have been born to this union, viz.: Maud, Rankin and Jonette. Mr. Revill is a member of the I. O. O. F. and a Baptist; 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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