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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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THOMAS LONG was born in Owen County, Ky., September 22, 1842, and is the third of a family of thirteen children born to Robert and Cynthia (Carter) Long, natives of Kentucky. Robert Long is still living on a farm in Owen County, which occupation he has followed from boyhood. Thomas Long was brought up on the farm, and received his education at the common schools. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate Army, as a private, in the Fifth Kentucky Infantry, under Col. H. H. Hawkins, and served until the close of the war, being a participant in most of the principal battles. At the close of the war he returned to Owen County, where he farmed a year or two, then turned his attention to the tobacco business, and is now a very extensive dealer in that article. In 1868 he moved to Eagle Station, where he has since been agent for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, at that place. December 31, 1873, he married Miss Mattie L. Sanders, daughter of Matthew and Catherine (Long) Sanders, of Owen County. One child has blessed this union — Ludie B. The family are members of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Long is a Master Mason, and a member of the F. & A. M. Politically he is a Prohibitionist.

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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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