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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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VERNON D. PRICE was born in Cincinnati, June 9, 1848, and is a son of James P. and Frances (Dana) Price, of Richmond, Va., and Ohio. His father moved from Virginia to Cincinnati, where he was for a time a hardware merchant. In 1846 he raised a company in Kentucky for the Mexican war, and was major of the regiment at the close of hostilities. He died in 1884, at the age of eighty-one years. Subject is the only son, and was brought up in Washington County, Ohio, where his parents removed when he was a boy. He was liberally educated, and graduated at Bowdoin College, at Brunswick, Me. After leaving college he went to Europe, and upon his return, he, in 1871, started in his present business, the manufacture of cider and vinegar, in which he has been very successful, having at the present time fifteen men on the road. Mr. John W. Lucas was associated with him a few years after he began the business — the firm being Price & Lucas. In August, 1877, Mr. Price was married to Miss Mary Cramblitt, of Des Moines, Iowa. They have had four children, three of whom are living, viz.: Vernon D., Florence and Helen. Mr. Price is one of the young and energetic business men of Louisville. He is a stockholder and director in the Louisville Southern Railroad; is a director in the Louisville Banking Company; a director in the Commercial Club; director in the Polytechnic Society of Kentucky, and in the Kentucky and Indiana Stock Yards, and director in the Louisville & Madison Woolen Mills.

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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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