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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 GOODMAN, M. D., was born in Frankfort on the 22d of July, 1837, and is a son of John and Jane (Winters) Goodman, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Maryland. His father came to Kentucky in 1801, and located at Lexington, and five years later moved to Frankfort. He was a music teacher by profession, and died in 1848 at the age of seventy years. Subject was the only son, and was brought up in Frankfort, and in Woodford County. He entered Georgetown College in 1854, and graduated in the junior class of 1856. He came to Louisville the same year, and read medicine with Dr. Louis Rogers; attended two courses of lectures in the University of Louisville; in 1859 graduated from the University of Louisiana at New Orleans, and has since practiced the profession in Louisville. He was for eleven years (up to five years ago) professor of obstetrics in Louisville Medical College, and for four years in the Kentucky School of Medicine. He was one of the originators of the Board of Health; he was one of the charity commissioners for three years, and twenty-one years physician to the House of Refuge. He was married in 1859 to Miss Caroline, daughter of Dr. Henry Miller. She died in 1882, and he was next married, in 1884, to Mrs. Reeseta Jones Kalfus, daughter of R. R. Jones.

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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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