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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 T. MACAULEY was born in Newport, Ky., on the 4th of February, 1846, and is a son of John and Bridget (Smith) MaCauley, natives of Ireland; the former came to the United States about the year 1830, and was a carpenter by trade. John T. was reared in Buffalo, N. Y., and was attending the high school at the beginning of the war. In 1861 he enlisted in the Eleventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry, being but fifteen years old at the time. He was made adjutant of the regiment in 1863, and captain in 1864. He served all through the war, and was wounded at the battle of Cedar Creek. At the close of the war he went to Indianapolis, and was in business there until the panic of 1873, but afterward traveled for the Indianapolis Journal. In 1879 he came to Louisville, and acted one year as manager of the theater, and in February, 1881, he became the proprietor of it, and has so remained to the present time. He was married, November 18, 1868, to Miss Annie A. Kirlin, of Indianapolis.

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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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