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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 MIX is a native of Jefferson County, Ky., and was born March 18, 1833. He is a son of William and Catherine (Snead) Mix, the former of New Haven, Conn., and the latter of Jefferson County. The maternal grandfather, James Snead, came from the eastern shore of Maryland to Kentucky, crossing the mountains on horseback to Pittsburgh, thence down the Ohio on a flat-boat. His wife belonged to one of the prominent families of Maryland. William Mix, the father of subject, engaged in the wholesale queensware business on Main street, but in 1831 commenced farming in Jefferson County, a pursuit he followed until his death, which occurred March 9, 1859. He was a prominent and successful farmer, and was long secretary of the County Agricultural Society, to which he contributed largely. William Mix, the subject of this sketch, received a liberal education. After the benefit of the common-schools he entered Wabash College, at Crawfordsville, Ind., from which he graduated in 1854. He read law, and graduated from the law department of the University of Louisville in 1855, and commenced practice in Louisville. He held the office of county attorney, by appointment, in 1862-63, during the stormiest period of the civil war, the duties of which he discharged satisfactorily. He is a director in the Mutual Life Insurance Company of Kentucky, of which Hon. Charles D. Jacob is president, and is attorney for the company; he is president of the Oakland Plank Road Company; was elected a director of the Kentucky National Bank at its organization, when Hon. Bland Ballard was elected its first president, and remained in the board of directors for ten years thereafter, and has always been an active business man. Mr. Mix was married in 1866 to Alice A., a daughter of D. H. Davies, Esq., a prominent merchant of Louisville before the war. They have four children — Elizabeth, Davies, William and Loraine.

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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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