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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 W. HITE was born in Louisville, November 14, 1854, and is a son of William C. and Mary (Rose) Hite, the former a native of Jefferson County; his grandfather was from Virginia, and among the earliest settlers of the county. W. C. Hite (subject’s father) was born in 1820, and in early life was a steamboat clerk and captain, and was, all through life, a large steamboat owner. He was president of the Louisville and Evansville Mail Line Company; of the Louisville and Jeffersonville Ferry Company; vice-president of the Southern Pullman Car Company; and a director in the Bank of Kentucky; in the Louisville Gas Company; in the Union Insurance Company; in the Southern Mutual Life Insurance Company, and was a prominent and successful business man; he died in 1882. The subject was educated in Louisville. He succeeded his father in the Louisville and Evansville Mail Line Company, and in other business associations. The firm of W. W. Hite & Co. conducts a steamboat and railroad supply store, and has a very large and extensive business.

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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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