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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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L. F. JACKSON, a native of Chester County, Penn., was born January 7, 1826, and is the third in a family of ten children born to Levi and Mary (Pearl) Jackson, the latter a daughter of William Pearl, of Chester County, Penn., who lived to be one hundred and thirteen years old, and was of German descent. When but fourteen years of age our subject went with his parents to Cincinnati, Ohio, where his father died in 1842, and the family then moved to Boone County, Ky. Levi Jackson was reared in the southern part of Chester County, and was a member of an old Quaker family. L. F. Jackson began life, as he says, with $32, but has been very successful as a farmer, and in the steam boat and stock trading business; he owns 460 acres of Ohio River bottom land. In December, 1856, he married Mrs. Elizabeth Berkshire, daughter of John Terrill; she was born January 7, 1826, and died September 26, 1883. Six children were born to their union, viz.: Nannie (deceased), Nona, Eva, Franklin, Zenith and an infant (deceased).

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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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