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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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THOMAS E. BOSWELL was born in Lexington, Ky., July 19, 1853, and is the youngest child of Thomas E. and Harriett (Campfield) Boswell, natives respectively of Virginia and New Jersey. The father was engaged in the manufacture of hemp and bagging, etc., and dealt largely in real estate in Lex ington. He served as a lieutenant-colonel in the war of 1812. Five of the eight children born to the parents are now living: Harriett E., Anna, Lloyd H., George and Thomas E. The last came to this county with his parents when young, and has since resided here. He has a farm of 400 acres devoted to farming in its various branches. The family are all members of the Episcopal Church.

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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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