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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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REV. GEORGE WESLEY WHEATLEY, was born in Owen County, Ky., June 4, 1841, and is a son of George and Sarah (Baker) Wheatley. George Wheatley, a native of North Carolina, was born in 1800, and came to Kentucky in 1812, located in Scott County, but later moved to Owen County. He was a farmer in good circumstances and died in 1862. Joseph Wheatley, grandfather of the subject, was a native of North Carolina, and of Scotch descent. He was a pioneer settler in Kentucky, but later removed to Indiana, where he lived until his death. Sarah (Baker) Wheatley was born in Oldham County, Ky., in 1806, and was a daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (Quicksel) Baker, the former a farmer in Owen County. George Wesley Wheatley was educated at Georgetown, Ky. After leaving college he entered the ministry, and was pastor of the Salem Baptist Church in Owen County, afterward pastor of the East Baptist Church in Louisville. He then went to Missouri, where he took charge of a church at Westport, Jackson County. Returning to his native State he has been pastor of the Dallasburg Baptist Church ever since. November 10, 1868, Mr. Wheatley married Miss A. P. Wright, daughter of J. D. Wright, of Owen County. Five children have blessed this union, viz.: Edward D., William W., Mattie B., John W. and Naomi. Mr. Wheatley engaged in the mercantile business with his father-in-law, J. D. Wright, at Dallasburg, about the year 1885, where they carry a stock of general merchandise valued at $6,000 and sell annually about $10,000 worth of goods.

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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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