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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 PARSONS, lawyer, was born in this city January 2, 1850, and is a son of Charles Booth and Emily (Oldham) Parsons, natives of Enfield, Conn., and of Jefferson County, Kentucky. The subject received a liberal education in the high schools of this city, and at the State University at Bloomington, Indiana. He read law with Jackson & Parsons and was admitted to practice at the Louisville bar in March, 1874, and did a general law business up to August, 1887, when he was elected commonwealth’s attorney by 7,000 majority over General Alpheus Baker, which was the first office ever solicited by Mr. Parsons. As a lawyer at the bar Mr. Parsons is quiet, and even in his temperament, courteous and polite to his witness; has a penetrating manner, and is making a remarkable record. Added to this he has a polished address, and is one of the most finished speakers at the bar. He was married in 1873 to Miss Minnie Dent, a daughter of Col. Henry Dent, of Louisville.

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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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