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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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THOMAS W. BULLITT was born in Jefferson County, May 17, 1838, and is a son of William C. and Mildred Ann (Fry) Bullitt. Both the Bullitts and Frys were early settlers in Kentucky, and are among the prominent families of the State. Alexander Scott Bullitt, the grandfather of subject, was the first lieutenant-governor of the State, and was President of the Second Constitutional Convention; he died about 1816. Subject’s father, Win. C. Bullitt, began life as a lawyer, but on account of bad health had to retire from practice and take up farming. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1849 -50. The subject is the third of four sons living: Hon. Joshua F. Bullitt being the eldest. He was educated in Centre College, at Danville, graduating in 1858. He went to Philadelphia in 1859, studied law, and graduated in 1861 from the Philadelphia law school; remaining there he was admitted to the bar, and in 1862 returned to Louisville. He entered the Confederate army in 1862, in Gen. Duke’s regiment (the Second Kentucky), Gen. Morgan’s Cavalry, and served until the end of war. He was with Morgan in the Ohio raid, but was captured in Kentucky, remaining a prisoner until early in 1865, when he was sent to Richmond for exchange. At the close of the war he began practicing law, and is entirely devoted to his profession. He is a director in the Second National Bank, in the Fidelity Trust and Safety Vault Co., Louisville Abstract and Loan Association, Louisville Southern Railroad Company, Kentucky & Indiana Bridge Co., etc., etc. Mr. Bullitt was married February 21, 1871, to Miss Annie P. Logan, a daughter of Judge Caleb Logan, formerly Chancellor of the Louisville Chancery Court.

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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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