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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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RICHARD T. BURKE, County Assessor, was born in this city November 28, 1852, and is a son of Patrick and Mary (Gallagher) Burke, natives of Ireland. They came to Louisville in 1851. The subject, Richard T., was brought up in Louisville, educated in the city schools, and graduated from the Male High School in 1868. He learned the trade of a harness-maker from his father, who was of that trade, but did not follow the business long; he was elected constable in 1876, and served until 1886. In 1883 he was elected a member of the City Council from the Twelfth ward, and in 1886 he was elected to his present position — County Assessor. In 1882 he married Miss Isabella Dunlap, of this city. They have one child.

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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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