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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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DR. CARY B. BLACKBURN was born April 29, 1838, in Woodford County, Ky., and is a son of Dr. Luke P., and Ella (Boswell) Blackburn. He received his early education in Natchez, Miss., and afterward at college at Frankfort, Ky., where he graduated in 1858. He commenced the study of medicine at once with Dr. Gross, of Philadelphia, and graduated in 1861. During the prevalence of the yellow fever in Natchez, in 1865, he nobly aided his father in administering to those afflicted. He participated actively in the late Civil war, first as a lieutenant in the Confederate army, then as lieutenant-colonel of his regiment, and for a while as surgeon. He returned to Kentucky in 1868, and resumed the practice of medicine at Louisville, where he has established a lucrative business, and holds an active and honorable position in the profession. He is a member of the Kentucky State Medical Society, and is a man of unexceptional personal and professional habits.

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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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