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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 T. LEWIS was born in Lexington, Ky., February 1, 1838, and is the son of Dr. John T. and Letitia (Downing) Lewis, natives, respectively, of Virginia and Lexington, Ky. Dr. John T. was born in 1803, was a graduate of Transylvania University, practiced at Lexington and Versailles, Ky., was active and efficient throughout the cholera epidemic, settled in Carrollton in 1846, and died May 2, 1875. John T. Lewis, our subject, was born in Lexington, Ky., and reared chiefly in Carroll County. In September, 1864, he volunteered in Company B, Fifty-fourth Kentucky Mounted Infantry, and served until the close of the war, when he returned to Carrollton, and engaged in the grocery trade; he was also appointed postmaster of that city during Grant’s first administration, and held the position sixteen years. His mercantile life began in 1866, with H. C. Bosworth as partner, and the firm still continues in active trade. December 16, 1884, Mr. Lewis married Miss Mary L. Shaw, daughter of William Shaw, of Carrollton, Ky., and natives of Scotland. Mr. Lewis is an Odd Fellow and 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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