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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 W. JAMES, dealer in staple and fancy groceries, and family stores, at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Walnut street, Louisville, is the son of William and Kate James, and was born in Louisville, October 25, 1863. He was educated in the schools of Louisville, and at the age of eighteen commenced in the grocery business at Buckner, Oldham County, Ky., where he continued until 1885, at which time he returned to the city of his birth and opened his present store. Mr. James keeps a full stock in his line, and enjoys a fine trade. He married Annie Jarvis May 20, 1886. She is the daughter of William and Olive Jarvis, of Louisville.

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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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