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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 P. WHITE, M. D., was born in Greensburg, Ky., April 21, 1844, and is a son of Dr. Daniel P. and Nancy F. (Clark) White. Dr. Daniel P. White was born in Greensburg, Green County, Ky., in 1813, and was a graduate from the medical department of Transylvania University. In 1857 he was speaker in the lower house of the State Legislature, and in 1860 was a Douglas elector. Subsequently he was elected to represent his district in the Confederate Congress. At present he is proprietor of the Green River Tobacco Warehouse. William P. White entered Georgetown College in 1859, where he remained until the breaking out of the late civil war. He then went to Arkansas and enlisted in the Second Arkansas Confederate Cavalry, under General Sterling Price, and served during the war, participating in the battles of Cain Hill, Prairie Grove, two engagements at Fayetteville, Prairie De Ann, Poison Springs, Marks Mill, Jenkins Ferry, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Lake Village, Louisiana, Pilot Knob, Franklin, Booneville, Lexington, Independence, Big Blue and Little Blue, Mo. Near Fort Scott, Kansas, Gen. Price lost all his artillery and wagons, and the subject of this sketch was wounded and captured, but, making his escape, was in the battle of Newtonia, Mo., a few days afterward. Besides these he took part in various other engagements in Louisiana, Arkansas, Indian Territory, Missouri and Kansas. After the war closed, he completed his literary education at Georgetown College; studied medicine in the office of Dr. David W. Yaudell, and graduated from the medical department of the University of Louisville in 1869, and at once commenced practice in Louisville. He was for several years a member of the Board of Health of the city, and was appointed surgeon-general of the State by Gov. P. H. Leslie. He is a member of the Louisville Academy of Medicine; of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Louisville, and of the State Medical Society, and takes an active interest in these organizations.

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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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