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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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JAMES C. GILBERT was born at Jackson, Mo., December 12, 1832, but, if not a Kentuckian born, is descended from a good old Kentucky family, his maternal grandfather, James Duncan, having been one of the early settlers of Louisville. His father died when the subject was still quite young, and his mother removed to Salem, Ind. Here James grew to manhood, received a good practical education, and was apprenticed to the printers’ trade, and learned to set type under the watchful eye of Mr. Oliver Lucas. He came to Louisville about 1847. He is the practical head of one of the largest printing houses in Louisville, or the South, and one of the sound and enterprising business men of the city. For a number of years he has been an important factor in Louisville politics. He was long a member of the school board, and for nearly two decades has been a member of the council; under Mayor Baxter’s administration he was for two years president of the board of aldermen, is now again serving in that position, and succeeded the late Hon. James Trabue as president of the Sinking Fund commissioners. He married Miss Emma B. Hoe, of Louisville.

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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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