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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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JOHN ALBERT BROADUS, D. D., LL. D., Professor of Homiletics and Interpretation of the New Testament in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was born in Culpeper County, Va., January 24, 1827. His family is of Welsh extraction, and the name was formerly spelled Broadhurst. His father was a prominent member of the Virginia Legislature a number of years ago. Doctor Broadus was educated at the University of Virginia, where he took the degree of A. M. in 1850. In 1851 he was elected Assistant Professor of Latin and Greek in that institution and filled the place two years. In 1855 he was elected chaplain of the university and served two years. In 1863 he preached as Missionary in General Lee’s army. From this period until 1865 he was corresponding secretary of the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. In 1870 he published a book on the “Preparation and Delivery of Sermons” which was republished and enlarged, and has been adopted as a text book in various theological seminaries of different denominations in Europe and America. In 1867-’69 he published in the Religious World, Richmond, Va., a series of papers criticizing the American Bible Union’s version of the New Testament, and in 1872-73, another series entitled “Reflections of Travel,” in which he gave an account of a tour he made through Europe and Palestine in 1870-71. In 1876 he published a series of lectures on the history of preaching. Doctor Broadus ranks with the ablest preachers of his generation.

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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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