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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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PATRICK BANNON is a native of Ireland, and was born in the town of Killough, County Down, July 12, 1824. His father died when he was young, when his mother married James Campbell, and they came to Louisville in 1851. The subject received his education in Ireland, and learned the trade of a plasterer, which he followed here until 1854, when he commenced the manufacture of terra cotta work, and in 1870 added to his business the manufacture of sewer pipe. From a rather small beginning his establishment has grown to be one of the largest in the country, doing from $75,000 to $100,000 of business annually, and selling goods in every Southern State. His son, M. J. Bannon, is superintendent and business manager of the works. Mr. Bannon has been a man of considerable local prominence; served in the city council, and in 1868 was its president; was for ten years president of the Hibernian Loan Association, which wound up successfully. He was married in 1860 to Miss Lou Smith, a daughter of Early Smith, a prominent farmer of the county. She died in 1878, and in 1880 he married Mrs. Sue Brackheimer.

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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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