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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  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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A. M. GRIMES, a native of Indiana, was born in 1837, and is a son of Abijah and Loais (Brinley) Grimes, natives of Scott County, Ky. Abijah Grimes was a miller, farmer and stock dealer, and was a son of Elijah Grimes, a native of Virginia, who immigrated to Kentucky at an early day, but later moved to Indiana, where he was a farmer by occupation. Loais (Brinley) Grimes was a daughter of William Brinley, of Scott County, Ky., who was a Virginian, and an early settler in Kentucky. A. M. Grimes was educated in the common-schools of Indiana, and after leaving school, and when only fifteen years old, he went to Vicksburg, Miss., where he lived until 1878, when he came to Kentucky, and engaged in the hotel business at Sparta, Ky., for three years. He then began farming, and owns a farm in Owen County of 117 acres, which he values at $40 per acre. In 1861 Mr. Grimes joined the Confederate Army, in Company E, First Mississippi Cavalry, known as Wirt Adam’s Regiment. He took part in the battles of Shiloh, Murfreesboro and Perryville. November 5, 1872, he married Miss A. K. Bond, daughter of G. G. and Marion (Johnson) Bond. G. G. Bond was born and reared in Owen County, was a farmer and stock dealer, and died in 1883. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Grimes, viz.: Mamie L., William G., James and Freddie H. Mr. and Mrs. Grimes are members of the Christian Church, and in politics Mr. Grimes is a stanch member of the Democratic party.

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This family biography is one of 55 biographies included in the Owen County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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