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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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DR. SHELBY WRIGHT, a practicing physician, was born in Carroll County, Ky., January 30, 1858, and is the sixth of a family of twelve children born to Lewis and Adelina (Ragsdale) Wright, natives of Carroll County. Shelby Wright was reared on a farm, and received a common-school education, and commenced the study of medicine in 1872 under Drs. Hampton and Coblin. He attended lectures in 1880-81, and graduated in 1882. He settled in Carroll County, where he now has a very large practice. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. 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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