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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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ISAAC E. CONLEY, an enterprising young man of Ballard County, was born March 13, 1853, in Giles County, Va., and is the fourth of five children born to Russell F. and Charlotte T. (Lambert) Conley, natives of Giles County, Va., and of Irish and English origin, respectively. The father was a son of John and Cloa (French) Conley, of Irish and English descent, respectively; the mother was a daughter of Joseph G. and Susanna (Hutzel) Lambert, of English and German descent. Isaac E. Conley was reared on n farm and lived with his parents till seventeen years of age; his mother died in 1871, his father in 1875. Our subject attended Newbern Academy, taught school about ten years in Virginia and Kentucky, and located in Ballard County, Hinkleville, in 1872, where he taught four terms of school, his last school being at Milburn. In 1880 he commenced the study of law and was admitted to the bar in July, 1882, by Judges Bullitt and Thomas C. Marshall. He located in Wickliffe, in March, 1883; about six months edited the Wickliffe Tribune, established by T. H. Thurman in 1881; sold out in the fall of 1883, and was defeated for county clerk by one or two votes. He was married January 2, 1884, to Emma A. McKinney, of Milburn. Ky., daughter of Candour and Martha (McKinney) McKinney. Mr. Conley is a member of the Christian Church and of the K. of H. He cast his first presidential vote for Hancock and English in 1880, 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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