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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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HENRY K. PUSEY, M. D., Superintendent of the Anchorage Insane Asylum, was born in Meade County, Ky., January 2, 1827, and is a son of Joel and Ann (Roope) Pusey, natives of Maryland. He was reared on a farm and educated in the schools of Meade County. He read medicine, and graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Louisville in 1849. He commenced the practice of medicine at Garrettsville, Meade County, and successfully practiced there until 1882, when he went to Louisville, remaining until 1844, when he was appointed by Gov. Knott superintendent of the Insane Asylum at Anchorage, which position he still holds. He was married in 1851, to Miss Sarah McCarty, of Marion County. The Pusey family is of English origin, and can be traced back eight and a half centuries in Berkshire, England. Running through all these years, the name has undergone many changes of orthography, having been spelled Pesey, Pesie, Pesye, Pose, Pusye, Pyssey, Pusey, Pewte, Pewsey and Pecote. In the celebrated Doomesday Book, completed in 1086, and embodying the results of the survey ordered by William the Conqueror, the name is registered “Pesie” or “Pesei.” Here the family have resided from the time of the Danish King Canute, fifty years before the Norman Conquest. From this family, Dr. Pusey, the subject of this sketch, traces directly his lineage.

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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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