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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 CABLE, an influential farmer, was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, January 5, 1839, and is a son of Nelson and Sarah (Potts) Cable, also members of the county. Nelson Cable died in 1858. James Cable, the subject of this sketch, was reared on the farm and has ever since followed that pursuit. He served as a private during the late war in the Tenth Kentucky Infantry, and participated in the battles of Shiloh, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and other important engagements. At the close of the war he returned to the farm, and was married to Miss Lucinda Kendall. They have had six children, as follows: Job, born November 3, 1866; Mary Alice, December 30, 1868; Azzie Breen, June 15, 1871; Arthur, born November 18, 1873, (deceased); R. N., October 11, 1875; Anna, March 30, 1879.

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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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