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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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SAMUEL W. TOLIN, a native of Boone County, Ky., was born January 4, 1849, and is a son of James A. and Frances (Hensley) Tolin, natives of Clark and Boone Counties, respectively. William Hensley, the maternal grandfather of our subject, was born in Virginia, and reared in Scott County, Ky. James A. Tolin is a farmer in Boone County, living between Petersburg and Burlington. Samuel W. Tolin was reared on the farm, and was educated in private schools. He entered the law department of the Louisville University in 1878, and graduated in 1879, when he was admitted to the bar, and has since been in active practice. Mr. Riddell was his chief preceptor. In August, 1882, he was elected county attorney, and reelected in August, 1886. Mr. Tolin has lately married. He is a close student, and a rising young lawyer.

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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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