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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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DR. FLETCHER T. RILEY was born in Green County, Ind., November 6, 1854. His father, Bronson Riley, a son of Harry Riley, from Virginia, was born in Boone County, Ky., in 1824, was a farmer in Indiana and Kentucky during his lifetime, and died in 1885. He married Ruth A. Jackson, daughter of Levi T. Jackson, of Pennsylvania, who bore him nine children, the subject of this sketch being the fifth child. Dr. Fletcher T. Riley was educated in Boone County, taught school for two years, and in 1872 began the study of medicine with Dr. J. C. Hall, in Owen County, Ky. In 1874 he entered the Ohio Medical College, where he graduated in 1877, and then located in Boone County, but moved to Illinois, where he lived two years. He was appointed assistant physician in the Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, where he was engaged three years; he practiced a short time in Louisville, and also in Owenton, Owen County; from there he went to Belleview, where he now resides. In 1882 he married Miss Mary B. Gale, daughter of Dr. R. H. Gale, of Owen County, who was superintendent of the Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, at Anchorage; was probate judge at one time, and also a representative in the Legislature from Owen County. Dr. Gale was a practicing physician for thirty-five years, and has made surgery a specialty; he was railroad surgeon for the Short Line Railroad many years; he married Miss Mary C. Green, of Owen County. Dr. Riley is a physician in good standing, and with his wife is a member of the Baptist Church. He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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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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