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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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DR. JAMES V. CONN, a native of Bourbon County, Ky., was born August 11, 1810, the son of John M. and Mary (Keene) Conn, natives of Virginia, and of English extraction. He graduated from the medical department of Transylvania University in March, 1834, and settled in the practice of medicine and surgery in Burlington, Boone Co., Ky. He successfully and profitably pursued his profession for twelve years, resigning the practice of medicine in April, 1846, and moving to Carrollton, where he now resides, and has ever since been engaged extensively in banking and speculating in real estate. He was requested by many business men of the town to use his influence in having a bank located at this point, which he promptly managed (with the assistance of others) to have done, by getting a branch of the Southern Bank of Kentucky organized and placed in successful operation, he being appointed president of the institution by the board of directors in 1852. The bank was managed with skill and profit to the stockholders, as was shown by winding up its affairs at the close of the war. He also assisted in organizing the First National Bank of Carrollton, in 1881, and became its vice-president, resigning these positions in each instance for the purpose of pursuing his private business. On the 15th of May, 1839, he married Miss Mary E. Garnett, a member of an old and prominent family of Boone County, and now the mother of five children living: Henry L. (who served with the Confederates in the recent war, located in St. Louis, Mo., and now traveling in Europe with his family), Mary E., Nora B., Fannie C. and Susie G. The daughters are all happily married and settled near him. The Doctor is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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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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