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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 H. GARVIN, M. D., was born in Louisville July 23, 1839, and is a son of Joshua and Eliza (Mitton) Garvin, natives of County Cavan, Ireland, who came to Louisville in 1832. Mr. Garvin was educated in the Episcopalian belief, while his wife was brought up a Quaker. Soon after arriving in this country both Mr. Garvin and his wife connected themselves with the Christian church, and continued devout members of that denomination until their death. Mr. Garvin was engaged as a dry goods merchant up to within a few years of his death, which occurred in 1877. Dr. Garvin, the subject of this sketch, is the youngest of two sons, the only living children of this family. He was educated in the schools of Louisville. In 1859 he began the study of medicine, and in 1861 graduated from the Kentucky School of Medicine, and in 1864 from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College of New York. In 1871 he visited Europe, and studied his profession in the various European hospitals. He has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine since he graduated. In 1869 he married Miss Mary E. Kendrick, a daughter of the late William Kendrick, a prominent and well known citizen of Louisville. They have three children.

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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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