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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 S. GAUNT, a prominent lawyer of Carrollton, Ky., was born in Carroll County, November 4, 1850, and is the second of a family of five children born to Alfred R. and Nocisa (Jenkins) Gaunt. John S. Gaunt was reared on a farm, and received a collegiate education at Danville, Ky., where he graduated in 1868. In 1869 he read law under Judges S. H. Jenkins and R. W. Masterson, attended law lectures in 1870, and graduated in 1872. He began the practice of his profession at Carrollton, Ky., and in 1873 formed a partnership with Judge R. W. Masterson, at Carrollton, continuing with him until 1886, at which time he was elected commonwealth attorney of the Eleventh Judicial District, which position he still fills. Mr. Gaunt owns 210 acres of well-improved land and is one of the directors of the National Bank of Carrollton. May 9, 1879, he married Miss Charlotte Collins, daughter of W. W. and Margaret B. (Gibson) Collins, of Madison, Ind. One child has blessed this union —William W. Mr. and Mrs. Gaunt are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Gaunt is a member of the F. & A. M., and a representative of the I. O. O. F. in the Grand Lodge at Stanford and Louisville. Politically he is 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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