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Below is a family biography from the book, 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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CORNELIUS D. STAHL, Ballard County, was born October 16, 1835, in Todd County, Ky., was taken by his parents in 1836 to Simpson County, and in 1853, to Marshall County; in 1869 he came to Ballard County, where he has since resided. His father, David Stahl, died in 1880, at the age of eighty-seven years. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Cornelius Turner, of Warren County, and from this union sprang Franklin, John W., William, Lapsey, Ruth A. (Lockhart), Mary E. (Appling), subject, Chesterfield, Winchester and Daniel P. On October 14, 1869, subject was married to Miss Jeretta, daughter of Joseph W. and Sarah (Simmons) Owen, of Ballard County, born June 4, 1851, and to them have been born: C. D., Sallie, Maud and Lizzie Fay. Subject is a successful farmer, owning 270 acres of fine land in a high state of cultivation, on which he grows wheat, corn, tobacco, and other products. He is a member of the Knights of Honor, and in politics is identified with the Democratic party.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of the book, 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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