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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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WILLIAM CORN was born in Trimble County, Ky., ten miles southwest of Carrollton, Carroll County, March 18, 1822. His father, John Corn, was born in Fayette County, Ky., in 1797, and his mother, Anna (Williams) Corn, was born in Prince William County, Va., in 1790. The father was a farmer by occupation, was a stock driver for the troops in the war of 1812, but took an active part in one of the great battles of that war. He settled in Trimble County in 1807, and there died October 19, 1864. William Corn was reared to farming, and was educated in the ordinary schools of his early youth. As early as 1835 he was put to the flat boating on the Ohio River, and in 1844 engaged in steamboating and flat boating to New Orleans. In 1850 he engaged in mercantile affairs, and has continued therein ever since, with the exception of the years 1860 and 1861, when he was again employed in boating. In 1847 he married Miss Dorcas Kelley, who died the following year, on September 4. He remained a widower until December 24, 1857, when he married Miss Mary E. Forsee, a native of Owenton, Ky., and a daughter of William B. Forsee, a Virginian. To this last marriage have been born six children: Perry, Williams, John, Addie, Joseph S. and George N. Mr. Corn is a Royal Arch Mason, and is much respected in the community in which he lives. He has a farm of eighty acres lying partly in Trimble and partly in Carroll Counties, and is proprietor of the National Hotel in Carrollton.

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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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