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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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GEORGE O. STONE was born December 5, 1846, in Scott County, Ky., and is the second of eight children (four boys) born to George W. and Elna (Stone) Stone, natives of Fayette County, Ky., and of German descent. His grandparents were William Stone and Jacob Stone. He was reared to and followed farming, till 1877, when he was appointed deputy sheriff, which office he held many years. In 1858 he came to Ballard County, with his parents, who settled at Milburn, and here he has lived ever since. In August, 1884, he was elected sheriff of Ballard County, Ky., by a good majority. He is very popular in the county and is a member of the K. of H. He cast his first presidential vote for Seymour and Blair in 1868 and is still a Democrat. His father died in May, 1880, aged sixty-one years.

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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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