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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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DR. SAMUEL W. LUTEN, Fulton County, was born in Moscow, Hickman County, Ky., August 30, 1841, and in 1851 removed to Fulton County, where he has since resided. He is the son of Dr. Samuel B. Luten, a native of Bertie County, N. C., where he was born in 1804, came to Kentucky in 1829, and died in 1860. Subject’s mother was Mary A., daughter of Henry Ashburn of Logan County, Ky. (born in 1811, and died about 1875), and the result of the union was the birth of William H., Martha V. (Griffey), subject, Dr. Joseph R., Mary A., Susan A. (Davis), Nannie V., and Drew A. In 1859 subject commenced the study of medicine with Dr. J. M. Jackson of Columbus, Ky., with whom he remained until the commencement of the war, when he entered the army, where he remained two years, after which he entered the University of Louisville, where he graduated in 1864. He then settled near Moscow, Ky., where he has since enjoyed a successful and extensive practice. On October 5, 1870, Dr. Luten was married to Miss Inez G., daughter of E. W. and Virginia (Garth) Stephens of Fulton County, and to them have been born, Edmund A. (deceased), Ward G., Garth B., Joseph B., Lillian L., Virginia S., Drew A., and Lorena M. Dr. Luten is also engaged in farming, owning 180 acres of valuable and productive land in a good condition, and in a tine state of cultivation. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, of the A. I. O. O. F. and of the K. of H. In religion he is a Methodist and in politics a Democrat.

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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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