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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 G. EDWARDS, dentist at 442 West Walnut street, is a native of Greenville, Ala., and was born in the year 1842. He is a son of Richard H. and Ann E. Edwards, natives of Virginia. The former in 1837 went to Alabama on horseback, then the usual mode of traveling, passing through Kentucky. Upon his arrival in Alabama he commenced practicing medicine, which profession he had adopted. Remaining there three years, he returned to Virginia, and married Miss Ann E. Edwards, a daughter of Dr. Charles G. Edwards, a prominent physician of Loudoun County, Va. He then went back to Alabama and resumed the practice of medicine. After four years, he returned to Virginia, where he now practices his profession. He served in the Confederate army, throughout the war, as surgeon of the Eighth Virginia Regiment. He was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College. The subject of this sketch received a good practical education, studied dentistry, and graduated from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He commenced practice in Leesburgh, Va., where he remained until 1875. He then came to Louisville, and has practiced here ever since, and is a professor in the Louisville College of Dentistry, established in 1887. He entered the Confederate army in 1861, then but nineteen years of age, and served through the war. He was in the first battle of Bull Rull, where he was dangerously wounded. After his recovery he was transferred to the Eighth Virginia with his father, remaining in that regiment until the close of the war. Dr. Edwards was married in 1872 to Miss Lida A. Perkins, daughter of Rev. E. T. Perkins, Rector of St. Paul’s Church, Louisville. They have three children living, viz: Edmund P., Ida M. and Harry G.

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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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