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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 L. RODMAN, M. D., was born in Frankfort, Ky., September 7, 1858, and is a son of Gen. John and Harriet Virginia (Russell) Rodman, the former a native of Henry County, and the latter of Franklin County. Gen. Redman was born August 6, 1820. He was attorney-general of the State from 1867 to 1875, under Governors John W. Stevenson and Preston H. Leslie. Previous to this he had served two terms in the State Legislature. From 1875 to his death he was official reporter of the Court of Appeals. The subject of this sketch was educated at the Kentucky Military Institute, near Frankfort, and graduated with the degree of A. M. in 1874. He read medicine with Dr. W. B. Rodman, of Frankfort, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in March, 1879. After leaving Philadelphia he served two years as surgeon in the United States army. In 1885 he came to Louisville, and has since been connected with the Medical University. He was married in 1882 to Miss Belle Stewart, a daughter of Dr. Stewart, superintendent of the Feeble Minded Institute. Dr. Rodman is a zealous member of the State Medical Association.

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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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