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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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JOHN M. GILTNER, cashier of the First National Bank of Carrollton, Ky., was born in that town September 24, 1855. His grandfather, Michael Giltner, was born in Bourbon County, Ky., in 1801, married Mary Lyter, also a native of Bourbon County, and removed to Carroll County in 1817. Francis Giltner, the father of John M., was born in Carroll County in 1825, married Miss Ellen Connor, a daughter of John Connor of Carroll County, and died in 1875. The great-grandfather of John M. Giltner was also named Francis, came from Lehigh County, Penn., and settled about four miles above Milton, Trimble Co., Ky. John M. Giltner was educated in the Madison High School. He began the active business of life by clerking in a grocery at Madison, Ind., and was then clerk on the river for ten years; he next became the cashier of the First National, which bank was organized in 1881, with Judge J. A. Donaldson as president, and a capital of $60,000; its deposits now amount to $75,000, and its surplus is $10,000; its profits or dividends amount to nine or ten per cent. April 14, 1880, Mr. Giltner married Miss Ida Phillips, of Eminence, Henry County, and the two children born to this union are named Virgie V. and Frank P. Mr. Giltner is the owner of a fine tract of land containing eighty acres. Francis Giltner, the father of our subject, was the eldest in a family of eleven children, of whom three are living in this county: Barbara, Nannie E. and Mrs. Judge Joseph Donaldson. Barbara was married to Col M. P. Pryor, who was born in Trimble County in 1832, and died January 8, 1873. He was twice elected sheriff of his county, but resigned, and went to Arkansas in 1869. Nannie E. Giltner was married to a Mr. Small.

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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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