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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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JAMES F. JETT was born in Carroll County, Ky., June 28, 1847, and is a son of Richard and Elizabeth (Bradley) Jett, natives of Virginia and Maryland, respectively. Richard Jett moved to Carroll County when very young, with his father, William Jett, who was a shoemaker by trade. Richard Jett settled in Carrollton in 1845 or 1846, where he engaged in distilling, and died in 1870. In 1881 James F. Jett, with his brothers, Albert N., Josiah S. and George W., built the present distillery, a frame building 30x50 feet, with a capacity of 326 bushels per day, which is run about four months in the year; they manufacture sour mash whisky, which is sold principally in Cincinnati, the sales amounting to about 2,000 barrels per year. In 1879 James F. Jett married Albertine Anders, a native of Effingham County, Ill. Mr. Jett is a member of the I. O. O. F., and a Democrat.

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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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