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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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BENJAMIN A. ALLAN, M. D., was born in Fleming County, Ky., January 3, 1857, and is a son of Dr. Henry Gr. and Mary E. (Botts) Allan. The former, after practicing medicine in Fleming County for twenty years, came to Louisville, where he is still in active practice; the latter is a daughter of John H. Botts, long sheriff of Fleming County, and at one time State Senator from that district. Subject’s grandfather was Benjamin Allan, a prominent clergyman in the Christian Church, and a convert of Alexander Campbell. The subject of this sketch received a liberal education, and after completing it read medicine with his father. He graduated from Hospital Medical College in 1878, and then began practicing in Fleming County, where he remained five years, and then came to Louisville, and has practiced here successfully since. He was married in 1879 to Miss Rosa Stine, of Maysville, Ky., a daughter of Louis Stine, for more than twenty years a merchant tailor of that city. Three children were born to this union, viz.: Mary Ellen, Amy Lee and Roger. Dr. Allan is a prominent Mason, and a zealous member of the Christian Church.

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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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