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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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EDWARD R. SPURRIER is a native of Nashville, Tenn., and was born July 28, 1832. He is a son of Edward Spurrier, a native of Maryland, who emigrated to Tennessee at an early day. Subject received a common school education in the schools of Nashville, and in 1861 joined the First Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, as a private; was promoted to a lieutenancy in 1863, and served until the close of the war. In 1865 he came to Louisville, and engaged in hotel business on Sixth street, between Main and Market, for about five years. He then formed a partnership with J. Sues, for the manufacture of baby carriages, which continued from 1871 until 1882, when he went into the real estate business, which he still follows. In 1867 he was married to Miss Eliza J. McCauley, of Clarksville, Tenn. They have one child — George.

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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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