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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 E. MERIWETHER, M. D., is descended from old Virginia families, who came to Kentucky many years ago. He was born in Christian County, Ky., May 27, 1857, and is a son of Charles E. and Eliza (Golden) Meriwether. His paternal grandfather came to Kentucky in 1801, and settled in what is now Christian County. The father of our subject, at the beginning of the civil war, raised a company of cavalry, joined Forrest’s command, and was killed in a skirmish at Sacramento, Ky., in 1861. After the death of his father, subject went to live with his grandfather in Todd County; in 1875 he entered Kentucky University at Lexington. He remained there until the fall of 1876, when he went into the tobacco trade at Clarksville, Tenn., but the next year came to Louisville, and took charge of James Clark’s tobacco business for one year. In 1879 he entered the medical department of University of Virginia, graduating in the spring of 1880. The following fall he graduated in the University of New York. He remained in that State in 1881, taking a special course in medicine, and returned to Louisville one of the best read physicians of his age in the city. In 1884 he located at Twelfth and Broadway, and has been there ever since. He is city physician in charge of public dispensary in Western district. He is a member of the Louisville Medical Society, and of New York State Medical Society.

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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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