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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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B. K. DAVIS was born in Owen County, Ky., February 2, 1833, and is a son of B. R. and Frances (Adams) Davis. B R. Davis was born in Fayette County, Ky., in 1795. He was a farmer, and a soldier of the war of 1812, and participated in most of the battles of that war. He moved to Owen County when twenty years old, where he died in March, 1885, at the age of ninety. He was highly respected by all who knew him, and although he took an active part in Owen County affairs, he never brought suit against any man, and never was sued in his life. Frances (Adams) Davis was a daughter of Capt. Adams, a native of Virginia, who was a pioneer settler in Kentucky. He was a soldier in the Revolution. B. K. Davis received a good business education in the common schools of his native county. He has made farming his life-long occupation, and owns a most excellent farm of 100 acres, valued at $80 per acre. Mr. Davis has been identified with the tobacco interests of his county, for which it is famous. He is the thirteenth of a family of fourteen children. March 11, 1851, he married Miss Margaret Ann Allnutt, daughter of James and Mary (Marsh) Allnutt, natives of Owen County. James Allnutt died in 1877, and his dying admonition to his children was: “Boys, do as I have done.” Mr. and Mrs. Davis have seven children, viz.: Mary, wife of James Hunt; Louisa, wife of Henry Plumb; James B., John E., William D., Adelia, Lora V., all of whom are living. Mr. and Mrs. Davis are faithful members of the Baptist Church, and in politics Mr. Davis is a Democrat. The Davis family is one of the best and most prominent families of Owen County.

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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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