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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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GEORGE BRINKWORTH, proprietor of the Custom House Restaurant, is a native of England, and was born near Sheffield, April 28, 1843. His parents, William and Martha Brinkworth, were also natives of England. William, with the subject of this sketch, came to this country in 1847, and located at Madison, Ind., where George Brinkworth was reared and received his early school training. When quite a boy he engaged to work on steamboats that, plied the Ohio River, filling various positions till the commencement of the civil war, when, in 1866, he joined the Third Indiana Cavalry as a private, was slightly wounded in the engagement at White Oak Swamps, Virginia, and was in active service till the war closed. He came to Louisville in 1880, and began his present business. Mr. Brinkworth is commander of the Walter Whittaker Post, G. A. R., in this city. He was married in 1866 to Miss Mary A. Pepper, of Madison, Ind., and has one child, Libbie E. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and the Elk fraternity.

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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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