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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 W. SHIPP, physician and surgeon, was born in Owen County, Ky., April 17, 1861, and is a son of Thomas J. and Lydia (Baxter) Shipp, the latter a daughter of James Shipp, a Baptist clergyman of Owen County. Thomas J. Shipp was born in Owen County in December, 1827, and was a son of Henry Shipp. The latter, a native of Virginia, and a Baptist preacher, was born in 1795, and immigrated to Kentucky from Maryland. Thomas J. Shipp was reared and educated in Owen County, and was a farmer by occupation. He married Miss Lydia Baxter in 1858, and has four children: Maggie, J. H., Susie and George, of whom the youngest, George, the subject of this sketch, was reared and educated in Owen County. He read medicine with W. C. Dugan, M. D., at Anchorage, Ky., and attended lectures at Louisville Medical College, where he graduated February 25, 1887. In April of the same year he settled in Monterey, where he is engaged in the practice of his profession. Mr. Shipp is a Democrat, and is very popular.

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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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