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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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FOUNTAIN G. TRUE, a farmer, was born in Scott County, Ky., April 9, 1847, and is a son of Simeon and Margaret (McFarland) True, the latter a daughter of Charles McFarlane, of Owen County. Simeon True was a farmer, and a native of Owen County. He had a family of five children, of whom four are living. He died in 1880, surviving his wife seventeen years. Robert True, paternal grandfather of our subject, was a native of Virginia, and settled in Kentucky at an early day, where he remained until his death. Fountain G. True was reared and educated in Owen County, and followed farming until 1863, when he enlisted in the First Kentucky Regiment, Mounted Rifles, under Gen. Morgan’s command. He was in the engagement at Chickamauga, at Knoxville, at Cotton Point under Gen. Bragg, and afterward in battle before Atlanta. He was captured during Morgan’s last raid, and taken to Rock Island. At the close of the war he returned to Owen County, and in 1872 engaged in general merchandise business. In 1874 he married Miss Harriet Henry, and they have two children: Allie and Hattie. He is a general farmer, living in New Columbus, and in 1884 was elected town marshal, which office he still holds. Mr. True is 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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