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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 MITCHELL is a native of Cornwall, England, and was born November 8, 1833. He is a son of John and Mary Ann Mitchell, also natives of England. He was educated in the schools of his native country, and commenced learning the trade of boilermaker at the age of twelve. He is the eldest of six children, and came to the United States when twenty years old, and located in Louisville. He began work at his trade, and in 1872 engaged in business for himself, manufacturing boilers, tanks, etc., and does the most extensive business in that line of any house in the city. He married Miss Elizabeth Mitchell (also a native of Cornwall, England,) in May, 1864. She came to the United States two years before her marriage. They have seven children, viz.: John H., Joseph, William, George, Edgar, Mattie and Mary. John Mitchell is one of the solid business men of the 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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