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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  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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HON. ATTILLA COX, Collector of Internal Revenue at Louisville, was born in Carroll County, this State, August 16, 1843, and is a son of James P. and Felicia (Obouscier) Cox. The former was a native of Orange County, Va., came to Kentucky and was a prominent business man in Carroll County. Mr. Cox’s maternal grandfather, Luke Obouscier was a native of Lausane, Switzerland. He came to the United States many years ago, and to Kentucky, and settled in the town of Ghent in Carroll County. Mr. Cox, the subject of this sketch, was brought up and educated in the schools of his native county. He followed merchandizing, trading and banking successfully at Owenton, and was interested in many other enterprises for the improvement and development of his county. He was twice elected to the State Senate, and in 1884 was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention at Chicago, and a member of the committee to notify Mr. Cleveland of his nomination. He was appointed on the 10th of June, 1885, by President Cleveland, Collecter of Internal Revenue of this district, which position he now fills, and the duties of which he has efficiently discharged. Mr. Cox was married in 1869 to Miss Kate Martin, a daughter of Judge J. B. Martin, of Owen County. He is a man of sterling integrity, of fine intelligence and business energy, and large personal and political influence.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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