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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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ENOS S. TULEY, assistant postmaster of Louisville, is a native of Indiana, born in New Albany, March 21, 1836. He is a son of John W. and Phebe H. (Woodruff) Tuley, the former born in Jefferson County, Ky., and the latter a native of Newark, New Jersey. The Tuleys were Huguenots, and came to this country from Scotland with that exiled sect, first settling in South Carolina. They subsequently moved to Virginia, where the great grandparents of the subject of this sketch originated. This branch of the Tuley family were among the early settlers of Kentucky, locating in Jefferson County when the country was in reality the “dark and bloody ground.” The subject’s great-grandmother was Elizabeth Floyd Tuley, the sister of Col. John Floyd, the pioneer friend and companion of Daniel Boone. Floyd was celebrated as an Indian fighter, having met his death in a battle with the redskins while defending a fort in Jefferson County. It will be seen from above that Mr. Tuley has some of Kentucky’s best pioneer blood in his veins. The subject’s father settled in New Albany, Indiana, and carried on the business of merchandising in grain and produce between Louisville and New Orleans in the days when river freights were mostly transported in flat-boats. He died in California in 1851. The subject’s mother was a daughter of Judge Seth Woodruff, a native of Newark, New Jersey, and an early settler in New Albany, Indiana, where he lived and died an honored and respected citizen. Enos S. Tuley was born and reared in New Albany, where he resided until he was seventeen, when, in the year 1854, he was appointed to a clerkship in the Louisville post office, and came to this city to reside. No other evidence of Mr. Tuley’s high business integrity and unimpeachable honor is needed than the fact that he has been in the post office ever since, with the exception of a few months during the late war of the Rebellion, when he served as Paymaster’s clerk, a position he resigned in May, 1864, to return to the post office. By his strict honor and integrity and close application to business he has risen from an insignificant clerkship to assistant post master, which latter position he has held continuously since 1864, a period of twenty-four years. He is president of the Rogers & Tuley Publishing House. In September, 1864, Mr. Tuley was married to Miss Mary E. Speed, daughter of Major Philip and Emma (Keats) Speed, of Louisville. Major Speed was a highly respected citizen of Louisville, and was a member of the well known Speed family of Jefferson County, Ky. Hon. James Speed, Attorney-General in President Lincoln’s cabinet, was a brother of Major Philip Speed. Mrs. Speed, the mother of Mrs. Tuley, was the daughter of Mr. George Keats, a much respected citizen of Louisville, and brother of John Keats, the young English poet. Mr. Tuley is the father of four children living — three boys, Philip S., Henry E. and Thomas S., and one girl, Emma Keats. He is a member of St. Andrew’s Protestant Episcopal Church, and a vestryman in said church.

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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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