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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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JOSIAH G. FURNISH, M. D., was born October 27, 1853, in New Liberty, Owen Co., Ky., and is the only son of Absalom and Sarah (Gale) Furnish, natives of Gallatin County and Lexington, Ky. Absalom Furnish, after his removal from Gallatin to Owen County, was engaged in mercantile business at New Liberty until his death in 1857. Josiah G. Furnish received a collegiate education at Harrisburg, and studied medicine under Dr. W. H. Blanton, at Union, Boone County. He was graduated from the Ohio Medical College in 1877, and in 1887 attended lectures at Bellevue, N. Y. He began practice at Union, Boone County, in 1877, and in 1880 moved to Burlington. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is much respected in his community.

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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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