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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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LEWIS H. DILLS was born near Cynthiana, Harrison Co., Ky., November 5, 1824, the third son of Samuel and Susan (Veach) Dills, natives, respectively, of Pennsylvania and Harrison County, Ky. Thomas Veach, the maternal grandfather of L. H. Dills, was of English descent, and was a soldier in the war of 1812. Lewis H. Dills was reared on the home farm in Harrison County, and received his education at a private school taught by B. N. Carter. At the age of twenty-three he moved to Boone County, where he owns a fine farm of 200 acres, near Bullittsville. In 1874 he was elected county clerk, served eight years, and in 1882 was elected county judge and filled out one term. He is now director of the Farmers’ and Traders’ Bank of Covington, is a Freemason, and in politics a Democrat. He was married in 1847 to Miss Lizzie M. Green, a native of Boone County, and a daughter of Nathaniel Green, a soldier of the war of 1812, who married a Miss Delaney of Virginia. To Mr. and Mrs. Dills has been born one child, Eunice, who is married to Thomas Willis, of Boone County.

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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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