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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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FRANCIS M. HOWE, a native of Tennessee, was born December 14, 1851. His father, Jonathan Howe, a native of New York, was born December 27, 1810, was a farmer and trader, and for many years store boatman on the Ohio River. He settled in Gallatin County, where the subject of this sketch now resides, in 1852, where he remained until his death, which occurred February 9, 1885. He was engaged in merchandising for more than twenty-five years, and was postmaster of Sugar Creek for about the same length of time. He married Clarrissa Chuger, of Connecticut, and five sons and four daughters followed their union, of whom our subject is next to the youngest. Three sons and one daughter are deceased. Silas Howe, paternal grandfather of Francis M., a native of New York, emigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he conducted a tannery, but subsequently moved to Patriot, Ind., where he died. He took part in the war of 1812. Francis M. Howe was reared on the farm, educated partly at Ghent College, Carroll County, Ky., and assisted his father in the store until the latter’s death, when he assumed the management of the store, in which he has been very successful. May 20, 1880, he married Sarah E. Hopper, of Pendleton County, daughter of James P. Hopper. The birth of one son, Jonathan, followed their union. Mr. Howe casts his vote with the Republicans, has been postmaster of Sugar Creek since 1885, and owns one-fifth of 100 (an heir’s share) acres of land, on the Ohio River bottom, which is not subject to overflow.

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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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