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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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BEN FLINT was born March 1, 1854, in Milburn, Ballard County, Ky., and is the second and only child living born to Dr. John and Elizabeth A. (Young) Flint, natives of Kentucky, and of German descent, and was but two years old when his father died. Ben Flint, father of Dr. John Flint, came to the Purchase about the year 1828, and settled in Ballard County, where he purchased and improved about 300 acres of land. Our subject was reared on a farm and worked by the month when he became old enough, and on shares till 1882, when he was made deputy county clerk, which position he now holds. In the meantime, however, he was engaged as traveling salesman for Terrell, Reeves & Co., of Paducah, for one year, and was also deputy sheriff in 1874 and 1878. He takes great pride in his duties, and makes an efficient officer. He was married December 20, 1883, to Miss Mary O. Turk, of Ballard County, Ky., a daughter of Noah and Lucy (Ford) Turk. Our subject cast his first presidential vote for Samuel J. Tilden in 1876, and still votes the Democratic ticket.

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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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