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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 Q. ADAMS, M. D., a practicing physician at Sanders Station, was born in Carroll County, Ky., July 2, 1859, and is a son of Benjamin S. and Sarah E. (Hanks) Adams, natives of Carroll and Boone Counties. Benjamin Adams was born in Boone County, Ky., where he lived until 1857 when he moved to Carroll County, and was married November 4, 1858, and reared a family of seven children. He has always been a farmer, and has also traded to some extent. In 1862 he moved to Vevay, Ind., and remained there until 1865. He and his wife are still living at Sanders Station, Carroll County. John Q. Adams was brought up on the farm, and received a common-school education. In 1881 he commenced the study of medicine, with Dr. J. B. Grant, of Sparta, Ky., and in 1885 he graduated from the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery. He then located at Sanders Station, Carroll County, where he has since been constantly and actively engaged in the practice of his profession. In 1881 he was commissioned post master of Sanders Station, filling that position until 1884. March 3, 1886, he married Miss Julia Chambers, daughter of John and Frances (Jennings) Chambers, of Owen County, Ky. One son blessed this union, Harry G. Mr. Adams is a member of the F. & A. M., and is also a member of the Christian Church. Politically he is a Republican.

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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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