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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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THOMAS F. CURLEY, a prominent merchant of Boone County, was born in New York, October 6, 1849, and was the second of a family of eight children born to Patrick and Margaret (Cahill) Curley, natives of Ireland, who came to America in 1847, and first settled in New York, but in 1851 moved to Cincinnati, where Patrick Curley engaged in the coal and wood business; he was a baker by occupation. In 1856 he moved to Kentucky, and settled in Covington, where he became a contractor, grading the streets of Covington. He then began manufacturing cider and vinegar, and is still engaged in that business in Covington. Thomas F. Curley was reared on a farm, received a common-school education, and graduated at Nelson’s Commercial College, Cincinnati, in 1869; he taught common schools, and then opened a general store, and by his industry and economy now owns three large stores, and as many lots in Walton. In February, 1876, he married Miss Dora Northcutt, a daughter of L. M. and Margaret (Conley) Northcutt, of Kenton County, Ky. Five children blessed this union, of whom three are living, viz.: Francis E., Willie H., Gertrude A., Pauline A. and Mabel M. In 1882 Mr. Curley was elected magistrate of Walton, served four years, and was re-elected in 1886. He is a member of the Catholic 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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