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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. W. A. BOYD was born July 7, 1831, in Halifax County, Va. At the age of nineteen he took up the study of medicine, under the preceptorship of Dr. Inge, of Danville, Va., where he remained three years, after which he attended two courses of lectures at the Louisville College; he graduated in 1853 from the medical department of the University of Louisville. In 1854 he located at Farmington, Ky., and engaged in the practice of his profession there until 1859, when he removed to Mayfield, where he has since resided. The doctor was married in 1857, to Miss Mary Holifield, of Graves County; they have eight children, one son and seven daughters. Dr. and Mrs. Boyd are members of the Baptist Church and he is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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This family biography is one of 91 biographies included in the Graves 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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