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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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SOLOMON SUMMERS (deceased) was born in Jefferson County, Ky., in 1818, and was a son of Willamena Summers, a native of Holland. September 15, 1828, Mr. Summers married Miss Ellen Whitaker, who was born July 7, 1812, and is a daughter of Abraham and Nancy (Whitaker), natives of Kentucky. Mr. Summers died in 1852, leaving eight children to be cared for by Mrs. Summers. Of these children, four of the boys, William, Simpson, Harrison and Robert, were volunteers in the Union army. The first three were members of the Louisville Legion, and the last named enlisted at Louisiana, Mo. William and Simpson were killed at the battle of Stone River and Robert was killed near St. Louis. William (on account of whose death Mrs. Summers draws a pension) was born in Jefferson County, Ky., February 12, 1834. Harrison is also dead. Two of the daughters born to Mrs. Summers died of cholera many years ago, and the third, Martha A. Summers, born January 17, 1846 or ‘47, died in 1854. In her old age all of her children are dead. She has, however, five grandchildren, four in Missouri and one in Kentucky.

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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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