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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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DR. AUGUSTUS WHITE was born February 9, 1823, in Warren County, N. C. His parents, Peter D. and Permelia (Andrews) White, were also natives of the same county. The father was a farmer; he moved to Georgia when our subject was small, and died after making a subsequent move to Alabama. His father (grandfather of the doctor), with his wife’s father, also, and several of the latter’s brothers, served in the Revolutionary war. The parents of our subject had five children, of whom three are now living: Drury A., Elizabeth and Augustus. The last received his early schooling in Georgia, and there commenced the study of medicine and soon graduated from the Augusta Medical College. He came to Kentucky in 1849, and to McCracken County a few years later, and continued his practice up to within a few years past. He has since devoted his time to agriculture, having a farm of 300 acres. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Methodist Church; in the latter he has served as local preacher for several years. He married Miss Adeline Watkins, a daughter of Col. Tom Watkins, of Lyon County. This union has given two children: Thomas E. and Linn; the latter recently graduated in the civil engineering department of the Vanderbilt University. Dr. White is a man of worth and prominence, and is highly respected by his fellow-citizens. He practiced his profession here during the long years of the war, and was held in great respect even by the military authorities, who granted him free passes through the lines to attend to his long list of patients.

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This family biography is one of 165 biographies included in the McCracken County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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