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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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W. W. BARNES was born in Wilson, North Carolina, January 22, 1852, and is a son of Elias and Mahala (Sharp) Barnes, both also natives of North Carolina. He was educated in the country schools of his native State; studied dentistry, and in 1873 went to Philadelphia, and graduated there in the Philadelphia Dental College in the spring of 1875. He immediately came to Louisville and opened an office for the practice of his profession. Since then he has graduated in medicine from the Kentucky School of Medicine, but still practices dentistry at 621 Fourth avenue. Dr. Barnes is accomplished in his profession, and stands high among his professional brethren.

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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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