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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 H. BRAND was born in Woodford County, Ky., October 6, 1841, and is a son of George W. and Nannie (Griffith) Brand, the former a native of Lexington, and the latter of Natchez, Miss. He was reared principally in Woodford County, and after the advantages of the local schools, was sent to St. Timothy’s College, near Baltimore, from which he graduated in 1860. He came to Louisville in 1865, and for a time was engaged with A. O. Brannin & Co. in the pork packing business. Retiring from the firm, he next engaged in the fancy grocery business, and with a spice mill. In 1881 he began to deal in tobacco, and at present, under the firm name of Brand & Bethel, does a large export business in tobacco. Mr. Brand was married in 1866, to Miss Lizzie Brannin, daughter of Mr. A. O. Brannin. He is one of the live, go-ahead business men of Louisville, and takes an active interest in its prosperity and welfare. He is an active Mason and a member of Louisville Commandery No. 1, Knights Templar.

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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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