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Below is a family biography included in History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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ALLNE W. BLANKS was born September 8, 1831, in Charlotte County, Va., removed with his parents in 1845, to Christian County, Ky., and in 1850 came to Ballard County, where he has since resided His father, Allne W. Blanks, Sr., a Virginian, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died about 1848, aged seventy years. His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Allne W., Sr., married Harriet Morris, who died about 1874, at the age of seventy-five years, and their offspring are: Richard, Mary (McCutcheon and Welch), Martha, Elizabeth, William, Sarah (Lane), Harriet (Lane), subject, Lucy (Terrell), James and Emily (Tisdall). Subject was married January 18, 1855, to Miss Rebecca, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Howard) Bishop, of Ballard County (born August 4, 1835), and to them have been born F. I. (Howle), Joseph A. and Mary B. Subject is a successful farmer, raising chiefly tobacco and corn. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, also a member of the Baptist Church and a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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