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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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PHILIP HINKLE, a native of Louisville, was born in 1846. His parents, Philip and Mary Hinkle, were both born in Germany. He was educated in the schools of this city, and July 10, 1862, when about sixteen years of age, he enlisted in Company G, Twenty-eighth Kentucky United States Infantry, and served until June, 1865, when he was honorably discharged. At the close of the war he returned home, and in 1879 was elected city auditor; was re-elected in 1881, and subsequently was elected to the city council from the eleventh ward. Mr. Hinkle was married to Miss Elizabeth Zink, of Louisville, in 1868, and has two children — Nettie and Arthur. He is a member of the Knights of Honor, and 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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