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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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HUGH TAYLOR BRENT, a native of Paris, Bourbon Co., Ky., was born May 16, 1833, and is a son of Charles S. and Susan (Taylor) Brent, natives of Paris, Ky. Hugh Brent, the paternal grandfather of our subject, a native of Virginia, was one of the pioneer settlers of Bourbon County, Ky., and was the first merchant at Paris. Capt. Hubbard Taylor, the maternal grandfather of Hugh T. Brent, a native of Clark County, Ky., was a captain in the war of 1812. His father, a native of Virginia, immigrated to Clark County, Ky., where he was a large land owner. Charles S. Brent, father of our subject, was reared and educated in Paris, Bourbon County; was a banker and died in 1879 at the age of seventy-two. Hugh Taylor Brent was also reared in his native town, and in 1849 entered Centre College, Danville, Ky., where he remained two or three years, then going to Louisville, where he first engaged in the wholesale grocery business, and afterward in rope and bagging business for five years. He then returned to Paris, where he again engaged in the grocery business until 1866, when he removed to Covington, and turned his attention to handling coal. At present he is with James Rust in the brokerage business. He was a decided Union man during the war, and was United States provost-marshal; he took the first guns from Cincinnati to Bourbon County. In June, 1855 he married Caroline Ressel, of Danville, Ky. Seven children have been born to their union, viz.: Charles, Susan E., Sprigg, Taylor, John, William and Ellen. Mr. Brent is a member of the A. O. U. W. and a Knight of Honor. Politically he is a Republican, and in religion he is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 150 biographies included in the Kenton 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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