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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. R. ALLNUTT was born in Owen County, Ky., January 28, 1823, and is a son of Jesse and Patsey (Wright) Allnutt. Jesse Allnutt was a son of William Allnutt,was born in Maryland, and emigrated to North Carolina, and then to Fayette County, Ky. He was a farmer, and died in Owen County in 1850. William Allnutt, a native of Wales, came to America at an early day, and settled in Maryland. Patsey (Wright) Allnutt was a daughter of John Wright, who emigrated from England to America, and settled in North Carolina. She was the youngest child of a family of eighteen children—twelve daughters and six sons — all of whom lived to years of maturity, and the sons were all prominent men of North Carolina, all holding high offices of trust. B. R. Allnutt received his education in the common schools of Owen County, and when a young man served an apprenticeship in the wagon and carriage shop of C. M. Riley, which trade he followed for ten years. He then went to Missouri, and began farming, but soon returned to Kentucky, and engaged in agricultural pursuits in Owen County, where he has been very successful. He owns a farm of 400 acres, in a high state of cultivation, which he values at $30 per acre. He also owns one of the most elegant residences in Owen County. Mr. Allnutt has been twice married; first, to Miss Huldah A. Webster, a daughter of Reuben Webster, of Owen County, formerly of Fayette County, Ky., and eight children blessed this union, of which there are but three living: Alice (wife of Llewellyn Abbott, a farmer of Owen County), Reuben W. and Thomas R., both farmers. Mr. Allnutt’s second marriage was to Mrs. Susan Davis, daughter of George W. White, of Owen County. Mr. Allnutt is a faithful member of the Baptist Church, having joined that church in 1844. 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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