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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. JAMES FULTON CANINE, dentist, was born in Shelby County, Ky., May 5, 1830, and is a son of John and Jane (Fulton) Canine, natives also of Shelby County. The Canines came originally from Holland, and settled in Virginia, in an early day; the great grandfather of the subject was a quartermaster in the Revolutionary army. The Fultons are of English extraction, the mother of subject being a descendent of Robert Fulton, the inventor. The subject of this sketch was reared on the farm and educated at Crawfordsville, Ind., and at Ohio College. At the age of twenty-one he began studying dentistry, and finally graduated from the School of Dentistry at Cincinnati, O. He first began practicing this profession at Crawfordsville, Ind., and in l864 came to Louisville, and is today one of the most successful practitioners in the city. He was married in 1851 to Miss Elizabeth Hutchison, of Crawfordsville. Three children, two sons and one daughter, were born of this marriage. Both of the sons are dentists; one, Charles E., practicing in Colorado, the other, Hal B., with his father in 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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