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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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CLINTON McCLARTY, a prominent business man of Louisville, was born and reared in Breckinridge County, Ky., and is a son of John and Jane (Allen) McClarty, both members of leading families of that county. The latter was a daughter of Jo Allen, Esq., who for fifty-six years was county and circuit clerk of Breckinridge County, and a niece of Colonel John Allen, who commanded a regiment in the war of 1812, and fell in the disastrous battle of River Raisin. John McClarty was a merchant, and for many years a prominent citizen of Hardinsburg, the capital of Breckinbridge County. Clinton, the subject of this sketch, was born July 14, 1831, and was educated in Breckinridge and Hardin counties; at the age of sixteen he became deputy clerk of Hardin County, and afterward of Nelson County. In 1851 he settled in Owensboro, and entered upon the practice of law. In 1857, when the Democrats came into power, he was elected chief clerk of the House of Representatives, serving until 1861. When the civil war broke out he joined the Fourth Kentucky (Confederate) regiment, and was afterward assigned to General Breckinridge’s staff. He was afterward transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department, where he served until the close of the war. In 1866 he came to Louisville and engaged in the banking business, as teller of the Western Financial Corporation, now the Bank of Commerce. He severed his connection with it on being elected cashier of the Bank of America. When the latter went into liquidation he was elected (in 1876) manager of the Louisville Clearing House, which position he now holds. Major McClarty is a man of unblemished integrity and fine business energy; he is courteous, gentlemanly, polite and obliging to all with whom he comes in contact. Major McClarty was elected to the lower house of the State Legislature for the session of 1879-80, where he was a working member, and served on several important committees. He was married in 1858 to Miss Lucinda B. Elliott, an excellent lady of Nelson County, Ky. They have three children living — Clinton, Jr. and Anna.

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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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