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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. ROBERT L. FINNELL was born in Verona, Boone Co., Ky., January 2, 1845, and is the second of a family of four children born to Vardiman and Nancy (Sleet) Finnell. Vardiman, a farmer, was born in Kentucky, March 21, 1812, and his wife was born October 2, 1823. The latter died October 2, 1882. Robert L. Finnell was reared on a farm, and received a collegiate education, studied medicine under Dr. M. M. Butler, of Tennessee, in 1869, and in 1869-71 he attended lectures at the Ohio Medical College, at Cincinnati. He graduated in the spring of 1872, and settled in Union, Boone County; from there he went to Verona, where he now has a large practice. He also owns 230 acres of well improved land. September 11, 1877, he married Miss Anna Baker, a daughter of John and Eliza Ann (Hagish) Baker, natives of Boone County, Ky., and Virginia, respectively. They have one child — Charles Samuel. Mr. Finnell is a member of the F. & A. M.; politically he is a Democrat. Mrs. Finnell is a member of the Baptist Church.

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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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