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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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SAMUEL F. HARLAN was born in Louisville, Ky., February 16, 1847, and is a son of Eli and Nancy (Casel) Harlan, the former a soldier in the war of 1812. Eli was born in 1793, and was a son of James Harlan, a Revolutionary soldier, a native of the eastern shore of Maryland, and came early to Kentucky. Nancy Casel (the subject’s mother) was born in 1797, and her father, James Casel, was a native of Virginia, and among the pioneers of Kentucky. Samuel F. Harlan, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the public schools of Louisville, and for several years after graduating was principal of one of the ward schools. In 1881 he quit teaching and commenced the manufacture of pumps and tube wells, elevators, etc., in which he has been quite successful. He was married in 1884 to Miss Ruth A. Mills, of Louisville.

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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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