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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 M. SCRIMSHER was born in Oldham County, Ky., and is a son of Thomas J. and Cassandra (Booker) Scrimsher, and a grandson of John Scrimsher, who emigrated from Wales when but twelve years of age and came to Virginia. About 1797 he settled in Owen County, Ky. Thomas J. is a millwright and is still living in Oldham County. He worked at his trade in Louisville as early as 1821, and helped to build the first saw-mill in the city. He also followed flat-boating and keel-boating a good deal on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. He has two sons and one daughter living: Jasper W., of Indianapolis; Frank M. and Mrs. Julia Doane in Iowa. The subject of this sketch was brought up in the country and received but a common school education. In 1861 he entered the First Kentucky (Confederate) Cavalry, commanded by Col. Ben Hardin Helm, in which he served two and a half years. In 1865 he married Miss Julia Eddins, of Oldham County. After the close of the war he followed railroading on the L. F. and L. railroad, when he accepted the position he how holds, that of “superintendent of pipe laying,” for the Louisville Water Company, which position he has held since 1868.

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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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