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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 L. ADAMS, M. D., is a native of Newark, New Jersey, and was born May 8, 1800. His parents were M. W. and Anna A. (Lee) Adams, natives of New York, and of English and Dutch origin. The subject was brought up in New Jersey, and received a liberal education. After going through the public schools, he entered Williams College in Massachusetts, in which he finished his education. He commenced the study of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Columbia College, New York City, and graduated in 1885. He began practice in New York, and later graduated from the New York Hospital. He came to Louisville in March, 1887, and is at present practicing in this city.

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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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