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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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DR. HUGH M. McCULLOUGH was born in Louisville, July 17, 1858, and is a son of James and Rebecca (Seay) McCullough, the former of Scotch origin, but came from the north of Ireland to Louisville in 1840. He is in the wholesale and retail furniture business on Main street, and is one of the oldest living merchants west of the Alleghenies. Mrs. Rebecca (Seay) McCullough was born in Lynchburg, Va., and came to Kentucky with her father’s family when very young. Her father opened the St. Cloud Hotel in Louisville. He was a colonel in the war of 1812, and died many years ago. He was of English extraction. The subject is the third of four son, and was educated principally in Edinburgh and Dublin, graduating in medicine in the latter city, having studied there for three years, and then came back to Louisville, and graduated in 1878 from the University of Louisville. He makes surgery a specialty, and has a special diploma for that branch of practice. He practiced medicine in Louisville for a year, then went West; returned two years later, and resumed practice. He was married in 1879 to Miss Minnie Smith. She died in 1881. He held the position of county physician while in Kansas.

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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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