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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  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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BENJAMIN F. BOND, a native of Carroll County, Ky., was born September 4, 1833, the fourth son of William and Harriet (Scott) Bond, natives of Virginia and Carroll County, Ky., respectively. John Scott, the maternal grandfather of B. F. Bond, was a native of Ireland, and a Baptist minister; he lived near Ghent, Carroll County, where he died about 1847. John Bond, paternal grandfather of our subject, was a native of Virginia, a farmer by occupation, and one of the pioneer settlers of Carroll County. William Bond, the father of Benjamin F., served under R. M. Johnson in the war of 1812; he died in January, 1864, in his seventieth year. Benjamin F. Bond was educated in the common schools, and has always followed farming as an occupation; he now owns a fine farm of 210 acres, five miles from Carollton on the Eagle Pike. In October, 1867, he married Miss Fannie Barrett, a native of Carroll County, and daughter of Magruder and Margaret Barrett, natives of Virginia. Five children blessed this union, viz.: Robert A., Clarence M., Jennie, Abbie E. and May T. John C. Bond, second son of William and Harriet (Scott) Bond, was born May 19, 1823. His maternal grandfather, John Scott, a surveyor, settled near Ghent, and was the original owner of large tracts of land in Carroll, Grant and Owen Counties. The paternal grandfather of our subject, a Virginian, was of English ancestry, and settled in Owen County, near New Liberty, where he died. John C. Bond was born in Carroll, then Gallatin County, Ky.; has always engaged in farming, and now owns a farm of 350 acres. In 1875he married Miss Jennie Barrett, daughter of Magruder Barrett. One child, John, has blessed this union. Mr. Bond is a member of the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 46 biographies included in the Carroll County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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