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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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CHARLES STROTHER, lawyer, was born August 10, 1852, and is a son of French and Lucinda (Maddox) Strother, the latter a daughter of Michael Maddox, of Shelby County, Ky. Michael Maddox was born in Trimble County, Ky., in 1811, where he was reared and educated. He was a farmer, and a Methodist minister. He married Celia Owsley, by whom he had nine children, seven of them now living, viz.: John C., James, Charles, Alice C., Mary E., Sallie and French; he died in 1870. George Strother, paternal grandfather of our subject, was a native of Virginia, a farmer, and a Methodist minister, and settled in Bourbon County, Ky., in 1800. He married Mary Duncan, also of Virginia, and had seven children. She died in 1865. Charles Strother was reared on a farm, and educated in Trimble County, Ky. In 1872 he read law with John Strother in Owenton, and was admitted to the bar in 1876. In 1878 he was elected police judge of Owen County for a term of four years. In 1876 he married Miss Sarah Hill, daughter of George Hill, of Owen County, and one child, Birdie, has blessed their union. Mr. Strother is a Democratic factor in the politics of Owen County, and is a member of the Methodist Church.

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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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