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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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LOUIS COBLIN, M. D., a practicing physician in Carroll County, Ky., was born in Henry County, Ky., February 9, 1852, and is the third of eight children born to Granville and Sallie (Powell) Coblin, natives of Kentucky. Louis Coblin was reared on the farm in Henry County, received his education at Brookston, Ind., and soon afterward commenced the study of medicine with Dr. W. T. Coblin, at Turner’s Station, Henry County. He graduated in medicine from the Miami Medical College at Cincinnati, in 1876, and then located at Turner’s Station, where he practiced his profession until 1879, and then moved to Carroll County, where he has been constantly and actively engaged in his practice ever since. He owns 170 acres of well-improved land. His wife was Sallie King, a daughter of Robert and Sallie (Coghill) King, of Carroll County. To this union one child has been born, St. Elmo. Mr. Coblin is a member of the Baptist Church, and also of the F. & A. M. and K. P. 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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