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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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HON. REUBEN CONNER, a prominent farmer of Boone County, Ky., was born in Boone County, February 4, 1825, and was the second of a family of seven children born to John and Elizabeth (Anderson) Conner. John Conner was a farmer by occupation. Reuben Conner was reared on a farm, and received a common-school education in Boone County, Ky., and chose farming for an occupation. He now owns 500 acres of fine land in Boone County, Ky., and was elected representative of Boone County in 1879-80, and re-elected in 1885-86. He married Miss Mary Carpenter in 1852, daughter of Jonathan and Pollie (Grubbs) Carpenter, and to this union five children were born, all living, viz.: John, Laura J., William W., Meredith and Mary. His wife died in 1876; Mr. Conner then married Miss Jennie Fleming (December 29, 1879), daughter of Thomas and Dinah (Kenady) Fleming, of Butler County, Ohio. Our subject and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. 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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