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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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LYSIAS C. RAY was born July 3, 1842, in Christian County, Ky., and is the second of five children born to Curran P. and Cynthia E. (Chappell) Ray, of Scotch extraction. He was reared on a farm, and received an ordinary common school education, and subsequently taught three terms of school in Ballard County. In the fall of 1842 his parents moved to Ballard County, Ky., and first settled near Hinkleville, then lived on different farms, and finally located one mile east of Blandville. Our subject lived with his father till he was married in October, 1873, to Susan B. Violet, of Ballard County, and daughter of T. and Harriet (Grimes) Violet. He had born to him by this union four children: Ellen (deceased) and Harriet E.; the third died unnamed; the fourth was Curran M. The wife of our subject is a member of the Christian Church.

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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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