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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 FOWLER was born in Louisville, October 9, 1842, and is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth Fowler, both of whom were natives of England; they emigrated from that country directly to Louisville, Ky., and arrived in Kentucky about the time the subject was born. John Fowler was brought up and educated in the city schools of the city of Louisville and has lived there all the time, excepting during the war, when he was in the Federal army, a member of Company M, Sixth Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, in which company he enlisted as a private soldier; he was promoted to fourth sergeant, then to color-sergeant then to first sergeant and finally to second lieutenant; he also veteranized with his company, and was with it continuously during its service until about two months before the close of the war, he being absent in the hospital at that time. He had command of his company at the battle of Chickamauga, mustered thirty-two men in the morning of going into battle and at night had only fourteen to answer roll-call.

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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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