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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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PROF. L. M. BOYLE, Fulton County, was born in Stewartsville, Posey Co., Ind., April 22, 1841. His father, L. H. Boyle, was born in Kentucky, and is still living at Boyle’s Station, Ind., where he follows farming. The mother, Augusta (Uhink) Boyle, is a native of Bremen, Germany, and is also living. Subject, at the age of sixteen, entered the Owensville High School, where he enjoyed the benefit of a thorough elementary training. Afterward he attended the military school established by Gov. Morton, at Indianapolis, and still later entered the Union Christian College, at Merom, Ind., where he remained two years, taking the scientific course. He commenced teaching at the age of seventeen, reading law in the meantime under the instruction of Judge Pitcher, of Mt. Vernon, Ind. At the age of twenty-two he entered the law department of the Indiana State University, at Bloomington, and in April, 1864, was admitted to the bar in the State of Illinois. He first began practicing at Harrisburg, Ill., in partnership with C. K. Davis, with whom he remained seven years, at the end of which time he came to Hickman, which is his present place of residence. He was admitted to practice in the courts of Fulton County, but has spent the greater part of his time in teaching and farming. Mr. Boyle was married, in 1864, to Miss Lydia A. Wheeler, of New Baltimore, Ind. To this marriage have been born seven children: Minnie U., Charles W. (deceased), Robert C. (deceased), L. M., George I., John H. and Birdie V.

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This family biography is one of 114 biographies included in the Fulton County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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