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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 B. WILLIAMSON, city court clerk, is a native of Louisville, and was born on the 7th of August, 1840. , He is a son of H. and Susan (Prescott) Williamson, natives of Franklin County, N. Y. The former was among the old citizens of Louisville, having come hither in 1835, when the city was a rather small place as compared to its present dimensions. He was connected with the quartermaster’s depot at Nashville, Tenn., during the late war, to the time of his death, which occurred in 1863. The subject was educated in the schools of Louisville, and in 1856-57, issued the second city directory. He served in the quartermaster’s depot all through the war. In 1876 he was elected clerk of the city court, and has been reelected to the position ever since. He was married in February, 1861, to Miss Caroline McCorkhill, of Louisville. They have had two children, both of whom are dead. Mr. Williamson is a popular citizen, a most accommodating official and an honorable gentleman.

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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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