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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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DR. W. H. DAUGHERTY was born in Harrison County, Ky., March 20, 1835, and is the eldest of a family of six children born to James and Mary F. (Thompson) Daugherty. James Daugherty was born in Harrison County, Ky. He was a farmer and mechanic all his life, and died in 1867 from exposure in the Federal Army in 1863. He was a son of Henry Daugherty, who was a native of Ireland, and was in the war of 1812. Mrs. Mary F. Daugherty was a native of Kentucky, and a daughter of T. T. Thompson, who was a large land owner in Grant and Harrison Counties. Dr. W. H. Daugherty was reared in Harrison County, and educated at the common schools in the country. He commenced to read medicine in 1858 under Drs. Risk. He attended lectures at the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, at Cincinnati, and graduated in 1861. He has always been a successful physician. In 1882 he changed his way of administering medicine from the allopathic to the homoeopathic, and he seems well satisfied with the change, still retaining a good practice. In addition to practicing medicine, farming and other interests, he established a drugstore, in Corinth in 1885, with T. M. Mozingo as manager, the firm name being T. M. Mozingo & Co. Dr. Daugherty owns about 600 acres of land in Grant County, and 480 acres in Kansas, and some property in Texas and Tennessee. He is a Royal Arch Mason, and a Democrat, though frequently voting the Prohibition ticket. December 23, 1860, he married Miss A. B. Mozee, of Grant County, daughter of George Mozee. Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty are both consistent members of the Christian Church, the Doctor having been an elder and Sunday-school superintendent in said church for about twenty years. He has been charitable and liberal with his means, spending much of his time and means in the cause of education; orphan children seeming to have been his special charge, several of whom have been liberally educated by him, and hold positions of influence and usefulness in the church and society.

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This family biography is one of 67 biographies included in the Grant 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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