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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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WALTER F. BOGGESS, second assistant to Superintendent Pusey, of the Central Asylum for the Insane, was born January 19, 1863, in Jefferson County, Kentucky. His father, the Rev. C. Y. Boggess, is a native of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and has been a minister in the Methodist Church for thirty-five years. His mother’s maiden name was Miss Rose Moorman, daughter of Alanson Moorman. She was a member of an old family in Meade County, Ky. The subject of this sketch was educated at Vanderbilt University, at Nashville, Tenn., and from this institution he graduated in 1882. For the two years that followed he was assistant instructor in Greek. Then he came to Louisville (in 1883), and entered the Louisville Medical College, graduating as valedictorian, in 1885, being second honor man in the class. In March, 1886, he accepted his present position.

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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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