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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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JUDGE EMMET FIELD was born in this city October 28, 1841, and is a son of William H. and Mary (Young) Field. The former was born in Culpeper County, Va., but came to Kentucky, and located at West Point. He was a lawyer and served in the State Senate under the old constitution; he died in 1861, having removed to Missouri some ten years before. The subject of this sketch, Judge Field, was educated in Missouri, in Westminster College. He came to Louisville in 1864, and the next year graduated from the Louisville Law School. He commenced practice at Springfield, Ky., where he remained two years, and then returned to Louisville, practicing law in the courts here until 1886, when he was elected judge of the Court of Common Pleas. In 1884 he accepted the chair of “Pleadings” and “Law of Contracts” in the Louisville Law School, which he has since held. He was married, in 1869, to Miss Sue McElroy, of Springfield, Ky.

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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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