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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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L. A. BACHUS was born at Frankfort, Ky., in 1837, and is a son of Lucius D. and Elizabeth P. (Walker) Bachus, who were natives of Boston, Mass., and Kentucky respectively. L. A. Bachus was the only child born to this marriage. His early life was spent in Lexington, where he learned the trade of silversmith. In 1861, at the breaking out of the war, he was drill-master of several companies of state militia and was soon mustered into service in the Union army. He was promoted to second lieutenant of Company C, Twentieth Kentucky Volunteers, in January, 1862. August 31, 1863, he was promoted to first lieutenant, and to captain September 1, 1864, and served in this capacity until he was mustered out at Louisville, January 17, 1865. He was wounded at the battle of Shiloh, and while absent on account of his wounds, served on court martial duty and instructing newly appointed officers. At the close of the war he returned to Lexington. In May, 1868, he located at Louisville, where he has since been engaged at his trade. In 1872 he was married to Miss Julia A. Robinson, daughter of James C. Robinson, of Louisville, and is now the father of four children: Lucius James, Julia H., Katie E. and Clarence M. He is a member of the Episcopal Church, and a prominent member of the G. A. R.

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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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