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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. DAVIE, one of the prominent lawyers of Louisville, was born in Christian County, Ky., March 16, 1848, and is a son of Hon. Winston J. and Sarah A. (Philips) Davie. His ancestry were persons of the highest social position. His grandparents were North Carolinians; his mother was an accomplished lady, a native of Columbus, Ga. His father was a Kentuckian, born also in Christian County. Mr. Davie’s education was thorough, he having been a student at Centre College, Danville, Ky., and in 1865 he entered Princeton College, New Jersey, from which he graduated with honor in 1868. He came to Louisville the following year, and commenced the study of law with Col. Robert Woolley, a man whose brilliant ability was almost unequaled in Kentucky. He was admitted to the bar in 1870, and commenced practice in 1871, in the office of Muir & Bijur; in 1874 he was admitted a member of the firm. In 1877 the firm became Bijur & Davie. Upon the death of Mr. Bijur in 1882, Mr. Davie formed a co-partnership with Col. John Mason Brown, his brother-in-law, and in 1885 Judge Alex. P. Humphrey was admitted, the firm now being Brown, Humphrey & Davie. Mr. Davie was married December 5, 1878, to Miss Margaret Howard Preston, a daughter of Gen. William Preston, of Lexington, Ky. One child has been born to this union. Mr. Davie is devoted to his profession, and has given but little time to politics. He has, however, been for five or six years, chairman of the Democratic committee of his district.

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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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