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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 HOOPER is a native of Spencer County, Ky., and was born July 27, 1847. He is a son of Simeon B. and Mary (Foreman) Hooper, natives of Virginia, and of Spencer County, Ky. His mother was a daughter of Joseph Foreman, and a granddaughter of Gen. Cox; his father was an artist, and a fine workman. Joseph Hooper was reared in Spencer and Woodford Counties, and worked his own way up. He came to Louisville in 1882, having previously learned dentistry under Dr. Buckner, of Taylorsville. He was examined by the State Board in 1875, and began practice at Taylorsville. He was married in 1879 to Miss Elizabeth Bowen, of Missouri. He is an enterprising man, and owns stock in several substantial business enterprises.

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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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