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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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WALTER R. ROUSE, a miller of Walton, Ky., was born in Pendleton County, Ky., November 3, 1850, and was the eighth of a family of thirteen children born to Michael J. and Amanda (Daniel) Rouse. He had two children by his first wife, Susan Pitcher. Michael J. Rouse was a farmer and miller. Walter R. Rouse was reared on the farm, received a common-school education at Aspen Grove School in Pendleton County. He and brother, A. M. Rouse, own a large flour, grist and saw mill at Walton. February 3, 1876, he married Miss Jane Shaw, daughter of Robert and Keturah (Thompson) Shaw. Three children have blessed this union, viz.: Walter L., Mary B. and Mattie F. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Shaw is a member of the Free masons. 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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