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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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WILLIAM H. TERRELL, M. D., was born in Woodford County, this State, September 11, 1840, and is a son of William H. and Lucinda (Wilcox) Terrell, natives of Virginia. The former was a physician, and graduated from Ohio Medical College in 1821. He served in the Black Hawk war, and was chief Surgeon of an Illinois brigade. After the war he returned to Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., where he had located in 1815, and where he practiced medicine until his death in 1864. His wife died in 1851. Four children survive their parents, two sons and two daughters. The sons are Luke W. and the subject of this sketch. The latter was reared in Woodford County, and educated in the private schools of the county. He volunteered, in 1862, in the Fifth Kentucky Cavalry, Col. D. Howard Smith, C. S. A., Morgan’s command, and served three years. In 1866 he came to Louisville, and read medicine under the guidance of Dr. Adam Given. He graduated from the medical department of the University of Louisville in March, 1875, and at once entered upon practice. He was married in 1867 to Mrs. Virginia Bonney Cotton, a native of Yazoo County, Miss. They have no children.

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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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