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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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LAWRENCE B. WATERS, county treasurer and back tax collector, is a native of Jefferson County, Ky., and was born in Middletown on the 11th day of April, 1851. He is a son of Minor and Margaret (Daniels) Waters, both natives of Jefferson County, Ky. His paternal grandfather, Maj. Waters, came from Maryland and settled in Jefferson County in a very early day. His wife, Rachel (Sullivan) Waters, is still living, and is ninety-four years of age. The subject was elected constable in 1875; after serving four years was appointed deputy sheriff in 1879, under S. S. Hamilton, and served four years. He was appointed county back tax collector in 1883, by Hon. W. B. Hoke, county judge of Jefferson County. He was elected county treasurer in March, 1886, for a term of four years. He was married in Middletown, Jefferson County, Ky., on the 3d day of May, 1875, to Miss Ella Winn, of Middletown, Jefferson County. They have one child living, a son, Lawrence Winfield Waters, who was born in Louisville, Ky., on the 18th day of September, 1887.

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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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