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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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PRENTIS MEADE, M. D., a native of Oldham County, Ky., was born September 4, 1832, and is a son of Col. Richard E. and Mary (Walker) Meade, of Jessamine County. Richard E. Meade was a classical scholar, a lawyer and a farmer, and when quite a young man represented Fayette County in the Kentucky Legislature. He died May 4, 1861, aged seventy-four years. Prentis Meade, the next youngest in a family of seven children, was reared on a farm in Oldham County, attended the county schools, and in 1860 began the study of medicine, under Dr. William Ross; then entered the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, from which he graduated in 1864. The same year he began practice in Carrollton, Ky., and has ever since been actively employed with his patients. In 1833, however, he was elected to represent Carroll County in the State Legislature, and re-elected to that office of public trust in 1887 by a large majority. He was married, September 9, 1858, to Virginia E. Wilson, who was born near Louisville, and is a daughter of William P. and Malinda (Bradshaw) Wilson, natives, respectively, of Fayette and Oldham Counties.

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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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