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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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GEORGE A. FOSTER was born in Owen County, Ky., February 5, 1850, and is a son of John W. and Charlie A. (Juett) Foster. John W. Foster, a tanner by trade, was born in Owen County, in 1832, and is a son of Tinsley Foster, a native of Virginia, who was one of the pioneer settlers of Owen County. John W. Foster was reared and educated in Owen County, and at the age of fifteen enlisted in the army for the Mexican war, at the close of which he returned home and followed his trade, until the opening of the late civil war, when he again enlisted in 1861. He was captured at Winchester, taken to Camp Chase, Ohio, and afterward to Johnson Island military prison, where he was exchanged. Again at the close of the war, returning home, he engaged in tanning and preaching. About 1852 he married, and is still living in Owen County. The mother of our subject was a daughter of William Juett, of Owen County, and the maternal grandfather came from Scotland when a young man. George A. Foster was reared and educated in Owen County, and attended the university at Lexington, Ky. He then began the study of dentistry with Dr. Harper, of Louisville, and afterward attended the Indiana Dental College at Indianapolis. He practiced his profession at Owenton two years, after which he attended Vanderbilt University, at Nashville, Tenn., where he graduated in 1887. In 1885 he married Miss Ottie E. Hoffman, of Liberty, Va., and two children have blessed their union: Worth W. and John T. Mr. Foster is a member of the Christian 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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