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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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LEVI D. WREN was born near Bowling Green, Ky., November 16, 1820, and is a son of Joseph Wren, who was a native of North Carolina. The father came to Kentucky in 1815, and located near Bowling Green. His life was given to the prosecution of his farming interests. His wife, before marriage, was a Miss Jane Evans, a native of Fleming County, Ky. To them were born thirteen children, of whom our subject is the eldest. Levi remained with his father, who was in feeble health, till he was twenty-five years old, receiving in the meantime a good common school education. He then accepted a position as overseer and continued thus for eight years, when he came to this county and settled on his present farm of 160 acres, on which he has made many improvements. In 1855 he married Miss Agnes Foster. They have four children living: Ella (now Mrs. Clinton Knott), Everett, Levi and Joseph. Mr. and Mrs. Wren are members of the Baptist Church, in which he is a deacon. He has given largely for school and church purposes and is an ardent supporter of prohibition principles. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and always renders ready assistance to enterprises of public benefit.

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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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