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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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ENOCH E. McKAY was born April 7, 1835, at Bloomfield, Nelson County, Ky., and is a son of Enoch and Amanda McKay. His early education was acquired at the country schools, and in 1855 he entered Centre College, at Danville, from which he graduated in 1857. Selecting the legal profession he commenced the study of it in 1859 with Chief-Justice Robertson, at Lexington, was admitted to the bar in 1860, and commenced practice at Bardstown. In May, 1875, he removed to Louisville, which afforded a broader field for his talents. His career there has been successful and brilliant. In politics he is a Democrat, firm and unyielding, and in his own county where he is best known has always been a successful candidate. In 1874 he was pitted against J. Proctor Knott, in the Congressional election, but was defeated by a small majority. He was married in October, 1863, to Miss Ophelia Wilson, of Bardstown. To this union have been born four children.

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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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