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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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FRANK I. BROCAR, a prominent painter of Louisville, is a native of Floyd County, Ind., was born in 1844, came to this city when a boy and learned his trade, that of a car painter. He enlisted Sept., 1862, in Company C, Thirty-fourth Kentucky Volunteers, and served till July, 1865, in all the movements of his regiment and acted as duty sergeant and color bearer. At the close of the war he returned to Louisville, engaged at his trade, and is now located at 412 Seventh street. He is a member of the G. A. R., and in Masonry has reached the thirty-second (Scottish Rite) degree. Mr. Brocar was married November 18, 1866, to Miss Mary R. McGuire, of Louisville, and the four children born to this union are living, named as follows: Clarence I., Mary G., Albert C. and Elnor G.

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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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