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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 S. LEE, JR., was born at Batavia, Ohio, August 23, 1853, and is the son of George S. and Theresa (Mount) Lee, the latter a daughter of William Mount, of Batavia. George S. Lee was born July 4, 1806, in West Bloomfield, N. Y., but moved to Ohio when a young man, and began the practice of law; was elected probate judge when that office was created, consequently was Clermont County’s first probate judge. He was the father of eight children of whom five are now living. He died April 25, 1856, at Batavia, Ohio, where his widow still lives. William Lee, grandfather of our subject, was a native of Virginia, a cousin to the father of Gen. Robert E. Lee, and a school mate of Rev. Lyman Beecher. He died in 1841, leaving a widow, who died at the advanced age of ninety-nine years. William Mount, the maternal grandfather of our subject, born in Armstrong County, Penn., was a tanner by trade. He died November 23, 1843; was one of Batavia’s earliest settlers, and held the office of justice of the peace eighteen years. George S. Lee, Jr., was reared and educated in Batavia, Ohio, went to Owenton, Ky., in 1873, and associated himself with his brother, E. E. Lee, as assistant editor of the Owen News, a Democratic paper at Owenton, and in 1880, he, together with Emmett Orr, bought the newspaper. Mr. Lee was married in 1877 to Miss Felicia Orr, daughter of J. J. Orr, of Owenton, and has a family of three children: Orr S., Jake M. and Bertha Mae. Mr. Lee is the present postmaster at Owenton, having been appointed by President Cleveland in 1885.

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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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