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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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WILLIAM H. WALTON was born October 8, 1808. He is the fourth of twelve children born to Robert and Elizabeth (Holton) Walton, both of whom were natives of Virginia. They were early settlers in Bracken County, and moved to Boone County in 1827, where he lived and died. He was sheriff of Bracken County, and also of Boone County. When he came to Boone County, in 1827, he bought 500 acres of land. He and his wife were members of the Christian Church. William H. Walton was brought up on the farm, and received a common-school education. He settled where he now resides in 1837, and has 116 acres of valuable land. In 1839 he was married to Malinda Riggs, a daughter of John and Dorcas (Hathaway) Riggs, of Boone County. To this union one child was born — Annie E. Mrs. W. H. Walton died August 13, 1840, and February 3, 1842, he married Parmelia Riggs, a sister of his first wife. To this union five children were born, viz.: Malinda, James H., William E., Mary E. and John R. The two latter are dead. Mr. and Mrs. Walton are members of the Christian 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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