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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 YANCEY WILSON was born in Barren County, Ky., November 24, 1833, and is a son of _____ and Mary (Yancey) Wilson, the latter a daughter of Joel Yancey, who represented the third district in Congress for twelve years, and died about 1837. Subject was brought up on the farm, until he was sixteen years of age, and educated in the country schools. He then became a clerk in a store, and from 1856 was engaged in business for himself until 1862, when he entered the army, joining Company C, Second Kentucky Cavalry, Morgan’s command. He was paroled at Columbus, Miss., in 1865, and returned home. In 1869 he went to New Orleans, and after other moves came to Louisville in 1878, took a partnership in the Boone Tobacco Warehouse, and was subsequently elected tobacco inspector for six years. He quit the tobacco business in 1887, and engaged in insurance. He was married, in 1866, to Miss Lizzie Burch.

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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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