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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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JOSEPH A. MILLER, M. D., is a native of Nelson County, Ky., and was born March 11, 1861. He is a son of Irvin Miller, also a native of Nelson County. His great-grandfather, George Miller, came from Virginia, and settled in that county, among the earliest settlers. The family is of German origin, but came to America before the Revolutionary war. The subject was reared on the farm and educated at Greenwell College, at Bardstown. He read medicine with Dr. F. A. Barnett, and graduated from the Kentucky school of medicine in 1885. He also took an unofficial course at the Medical University of Louisville. In the meantime he has been offered an assistant surgeon’s position in the Kentucky School of Medicine. He is one of the rising young physicians of Louisville, and stands deservedly high; he is also a deacon in the Twenty-second and Walnut Street Baptist Church.

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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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