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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 M. CRAWFORD was born in Louisville, February 10, 1856, and is a son of Robert I. and Margaret (Craig) Crawford, natives of Virginia. The former came to Louisville in 1845, and engaged in the wholesale dry goods business. He is now bookkeeper and cashier of Falls City Tobacco Warehouse, Louisville. He was born October 12, 1821, and has four sons living, viz.: Alexander W., Presbyterian minister and pastor of a church at Campbellsville, Ky.; Newton G., manager of the Phoenix Storage Co.; Brown C., bookkeeper at Glover & Durrett’s tobacco warehouse, and George M. George M. Crawford was educated in the public schools of Louisville, and afterwards entered the hardware store of Hart & Co., as bookkeeper and cashier, where he remained for over four years. Then for five years he was with the Kentucky Flour Company; then became president of the Tobacco Transfer Co., which he organized in 1885, and is still operating. He has been a director in the Westview Building Company for three years, and is at present secretary and treasurer, and general manager of the same. He was married in August, 1883, to Miss Abbie N. Tate, of Lexington, Mo. They have one child — Magnus Tate.

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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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