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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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JOSEPH BLACKWELL, a native of Norridgewock, Somerset Co., Me., was born November 19, 1826, to Ellis and Jedidah (Stuyvesant) Blackwell, of the same State, but of Massachusetts descent. Both the grandfathers were soldiers in the Revolutionary war. Joseph Blackwell was educated at Colby University, Waterville, Me., graduated in 1850, and until 1858 was engaged in teaching. From Maine he went to Dresden, Tenn., and in 1855 came to Kentucky, and located at New Liberty, Owen County, where he read law, and in 1858 was admitted to the Owen County bar. In November, 1863, he married Miss Susanna D. English, daughter of James W. English, of Franklin County. One child, Prentiss, is the offspring of this marriage. Mr. Blackwell, besides doing a large law practice, is, with his wife, owner of a farm of 400 acres in Carroll County. In politics he is a Free Trader.

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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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