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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. FRANK T. DAVIS was born June 26, 1856, in Livingston County, Ky. He is a son of Thomas M. Davis, a deceased merchant of Smithland, Ky. Dr. Frank T. Davis was educated in the Transylvania University of Lexington, Ky., and in the Cecilian College, at Cecilian Junction, Ky. In 1875, he began the study of medicine, under Dr. Sweeney, of Lexington, Ky., and after the usual preparatory reading, attended two courses of lectures in the medical department of the Transylvania University. In 1877, he entered the Jefferson Medical College, of Philadelphia, from which he graduated the following year. He then went to Paducah, practiced one year in connection with Dr. R. Saunders, and soon established a reputation as a skillful physician. He is a member of the Paducah Medical Association, of the Jefferson Alumni Association, and is the president of the Medical Association of southwestern Kentucky. He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity and K. of H. He was married in Paducah, in 1880, to Miss Millie Fowler, daughter of Capt. J. H. Fowler, and has one child— Mattie S. Davis.

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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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