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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 W. GREEN was born in Henderson County, Ky., October 18, 1841, and is a son of Hector and Louisa (Reiggles) Green, natives of Fauquier County, Va., and Boston, Mass. The former removed to Henderson County, Ky., and was county surveyor for a number of years, afterwards book-keeper for George Blanchard. Later he removed to Meade County, where he died. The subject of this sketch lived with his father until he was eleven years of age. He was educated in the high schools, and upon graduating became a clerk for A. D. Hunt & Co., bankers, remaining with them until 1861. Early in that year he went to Florence, Ala., where he remained until the fall, when he returned to Kentucky, and at Bowling Green joined Col. Tom Hunt’s regiment. After the close of the war he returned to Louisville, and was engaged again in Hunt’s banking house, in which he finally became a partner. He afterward became a partner with Morton, Gait & Co. When this firm discontinued business, in 1879, Mr. Green commenced business as a stock and bond broker, with his brother, David L., as a partner. He was married in 1881 to Miss Anna Ames, of Louisville.

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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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