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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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HON. EVAN E. SETTLE, attorney at law, was born in Frankfort, Ky., December 1, 1848, and is a son of W. H. and Harriet D. (Evans) Settle, the latter a daughter of Evan Evans, who was a native of Wales, and a pioneer settler of Franklin County, Ky. W. H. Settle, also a native of Franklin County, and a son of Joseph Settle, was born in 1823; he was reared and educated in Franklin County, was married in 1847, and engaged in mercantile business in Frankfort. He was the father of five children, only two of whom are now living. He died in March, 1886, surviving his first wife thirty years. Joseph Settle was a native of Kentucky, a farmer and gunsmith by occupation, and lived and died in Franklin County. Evan E. Settle received his primary education in his native county, after which he attended the Louisville High School, where he graduated in 1864. He read law, was admitted to the bar in 1869, and engaged in the practice of his profession in Owen County. In 1878 he was elected county attorney of Owen County, re-elected in 1882 and again in 1886. In 1887 he resigned to accept the nomination of State representative for Owen County, which belonged to the Ashland District, once represented by Henry Clay, and was elected in August, 1887. October 20, 1875, he married Miss Lizzie Rhett Herndon, daughter of T. P. and Margaret Herndon, of Owen County, and they have four children: Mary, Margaret, Evan E., Jr., and Eunice. Mr. Settle is a Democrat in politics.

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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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