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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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REV G. W. FLOWERS was born in Louisville, Ky., March 17, 1850. He is a son of John W. and Caroline (Von Metz) Flowers. The father was born in Philadelphia, and was for many years captain and part-owner of a packet running from Louisville to New Orleans; he died January 12, 1862, aged forty-eight. The mother was born in Rhein-Greis, Bauern, Germany, twelve miles from Frankfort-on-the-Main, September 25, 1826, and now is living with her son in Columbus. Our subject received his literary education in Louisville. In 1872 he went to Alexandria and attended the Virginia Theological Seminary; graduated in June, 1876; he then returned to Louisville and was ordained to the deaconate. He then went to Shelbyville, where he was pastor of a parish one year. In 1878 he accepted a call to St. Paul’s parish, Hickman, having charge there two years. During this time he opened the mission at Fulton. At the expiration of two years he resigned the Hickman charge, and took charge of the Columbus parish in connection with the Fulton mission. He removed to Columbus, January 13, 1882, where he has since resided; he is also president of the faculty of Columbus College. Mr. Flowers was married, September 6, 1876, to Miss V. Smith, of Louisville. This union has been blessed with four sons.

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This family biography is one of 142 biographies included in the Hickman 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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