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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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DR. R. A. EDWARDS, of Walton, Ky., was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, January 25, 1819, and is the fourth of a family of five children born to Dr. Samuel and Jennie (Faulkner) Edwards. Dr. R. A. Edwards was reared in Edinburgh, and received a collegiate education. He began the study of medicine under his father, Samuel Edwards, and attended his first lectures at the University at Edinburgh in 1837, and graduated in 1839. He came to this country in 1839, and settled at Williamstown, Ky., where he began the practice of Medicine in 1840, but practiced only a short time; thence he removed to Crittenden, Ky., and practiced there six years, and in 1848 he moved to Walton, where he has practiced ever since. He owns several houses and lots in Walton, and is very comfortably situated. He married Miss Charlotte Secretts, April 22, 1840, (daughter of Charles Secretts), and to this union seven children have been born, five of whom are living, viz.: Jennie, Lycurgus, Addie, Robert and Adolphus. Our subject and wife are consistent members of the Baptist Church, and our subject is a member of the I. O. O. F. and K. of P. 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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