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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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CHARLES C. FISHER was born in the city of Louisville, April 13, 1857. His father, Warford Fisher, was a native of Jefferson County, Ky., and married Miss Sarah Abbott, March 9, 1854. He was a member of the Independent Cavalry Company, of Louisville, and was killed by the “bushwhackers” in Owen County, Ky., June 11, 1862. Subject’s mother died December 4, 1874. James W. Fisher, the grandfather of Charles C., was born in Shelby County, Ky., October 27, 1812; was taken to Indiana by his parents, when, through the forests of that State roamed bear, wolf and panther; after living there thirteen years he returned to Kentucky, married Elizabeth Morgan, then a widow, who was born in 1797, and died July 19, 1887; he survives her, but the world is total darkness to him.

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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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