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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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ALMOND B. SLAUGHTER, a native of Owen County, Ky., was born September 12, 1867, and is a son of R. F. and Mary (Noel) Slaughter, the latter a daughter of Barnett Noel, of Owen County. R. F. Slaughter, also a native of Owen County, was a farmer by occupation until 1875, when he engaged in general merchandising at Poplar Grove, Owen County, in which business he is still engaged. He was a soldier in the Confederate service, having enlisted in 1862, and served under Gen. Morgan. Robert C. Slaughter, grandfather of Almond B., was born in Owen County, and was long one of the first farmers of that county. He and his wife are still living. The maternal grandfather of our subject, Barnette Noel, was a native Kentuckian, and a soldier in the war of 1812, in which war he held the rank of captain. He died in 1865, leaving a widow, who is still living, at the age of eighty-four. Almond B. Slaughter was raised on a farm in Owen County, and received his education in Owen and Fayette Counties. He attended the Kentucky University at Lexington, and graduated in the commercial department in 1885, when he entered the mercantile business at Harrisburg, Owen County, in which he still continues. He is unmarried, and politically he is a Democrat.

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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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