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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 STITES BARKER was born near Hopkinsville, Ky., July 23, 1850. His father, Richard Henry Barker, was a native of Todd County, Ky., and of English ancestry, who settled early in Virginia, and came to Kentucky many years ago. He was a lawyer, and practiced in Clarksville, Tenn. He went to New Orleans and finally died there with that plague of the Crescent City, yellow fever. Subject's mother was Caroline Sharp, of Hopkinsville, member of a prominent Kentucky family. Henry S. (the subject) remained on the farm until twelve years old, and then entered Kentucky University — in the Agricultural and Mechanical department — where he remained three years. He commenced reading law in 1873, and in the meantime came to Louisville, and completed his studies with Judge Stites. He was admitted to the bar the same year, and at once entered upon an active practice of his profession. In December, 1887, he was elected city attorney by the council. He was married in May, 1883, to Miss Kate Meriwether, of Montgomery County, Tenn.

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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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