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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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GEO. B. EASTIN comes of good old Virginia stock, who came early to Kentucky. His father, Augustine Eastin, was a soldier of the war of 1812, and came to Kentucky immediately after leaving the army; his mother was Nancy Bryan, a daughter of William Bryan (of Bryan’s Station), a brother-in-law to Daniel Boone. The subject was born in Fayette County, August 19, 1842. At the age of thirteen he entered Transylvania University, where he remained three years; he then spent two years at Georgetown, and graduated from Kenyon College in 1861. In the same fall he entered the Confederate army, in Morgan’s command, and served with him through the war. He went in as a private, was promoted to lieutenant, in which capacity he served a year and a half, and was then promoted to captain. In 1806 he came to Louisville, and the next year graduated from the law department of the University of Louisville, and was admitted to the bar. He has practiced alone most of the time, but in January, 1885, he became a partner of Judge Thomas A. Hargis; he is also attorney for the Kentucky National Bank. Mr. Eastin was married, in 1868, to Miss Fanny Castleman, a daughter of David Castleman of Fayette County.

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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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