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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 S. WALTON was born in Boone County, Ky., and is the eighth of eleven children born to Park and Catherine (Humlong) Walton, natives of Bracken County. Park Walton was a farmer all his life, and settled in Boone County about 1826, where he lived and died. His widow still survives him. His father, Robert Walton, was sheriff of Bracken County under the old constitution, and was afterward sheriff in Boone County. Park Walton died in 1871. Walter S. Walton was brought up on the farm, and received a common-school education. He has followed farming from boyhood, and has a farm of fifty acres of valuable land in Boone County, and is devoting considerable attention to the breeding and developing of blooded horses of the French race. March 8, 1868, he married Malinda Walton, a daughter of William and Parmelia (Riggs) Walton, of Boone County. Mr. and Mrs. Walton are members of the Christian Church. Politically Mr. Walton 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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