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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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JOSHUA Z. TANNER was born in Boone County, Ky., December 24, 1830, and is a son of Joel and Liddie (Crigler) Tanner. Joshua Z. Tanner was brought up on the farm, and in early life learned the blacksmith’s trade with his father, which he has followed at times ever since. He settled where he now resides in 1874, and in the same year built his two-story brick house. He has 154 acres of valuable land in the suburbs of Florence, and has been engaged in the milling business at Florence for about two years. August 22, 1852, he was married to Frances J. Snyder, a daughter of Henry and Sallie (Hincher) Snyder. To this union nine children have been born — three daughters and six sons viz.: Letty M., William C., Spencer J., Benjamin H., Robert H., Joel A., Fannie, Lena and James P. Letty M. and William C. are dead. Mr. and Mrs. Tanner are members of the Lutheran Church. Politically Mr. Tanner 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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