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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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J. L. WALKER SLAUGHTER, attorney at law, was born in Owen County, Ky., February, 5, 1863, and is a son of Charles Slaughter, Jr., and Mary (Sharp) Slaughter. The latter was the widow of Austin Thomas. Charles Slaughter, Jr., was born in Owen County, and is a farmer and stock raiser. He has a family of six children, viz.: Matilda Thomas, daughter of his wife by her first marriage; James W., Thomas S., Mary S., Alva N. and J. L. Walker. He lives on his farm in Poplar Grove Precinct. Charles Slaughter, Sr., paternal grandfather of our subject, was a native of Virginia, one of the pioneer settlers of Owen County, and a soldier in the war of 1812. J. L. Walker Slaughter was reared in Owen County, and received his education at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky., where he graduated in 1884. He immediately entered the law department of Vanderbilt University, at Nashville, Tenn., and graduated in 1885. He located at Owenton, and engaged in the practice of his profession, and in August, 1887, was elected county attorney for Owen County by a large majority.

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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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