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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. M. ELMORE was born in Fayette County, Ky., February 14, 1816, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Headly) Elmore. John Elmore was born in Virginia, and brought to Fayette County, Ky., by his father, when ten years old. He was a farmer, and a son of James Elmore, a native of Virginia, who came to Kentucky at an early day. Elizabeth (Headly) Elmore was a daughter of James and Jane Headly, natives of Fayette County, Ky. J. M. Elmore was educated in the common schools of Owen County. He has followed farming all his life, and now owns a fine farm of 300 acres in a good state of cultivation, which he values at $50 per acre. Mr. Elmore married Miss Hester Thompson, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Thompson, natives of Fayette County, and eight children have blessed the happy union, viz.: Elizabeth, Sarah, John, Mary, Rebecca, Mat, Jennie and Esther, all of whom are living. Mrs. Elmore died about 1864. Mr. Elmore is a member of the Christian Church, and among the oldest citizens of Owen County. He has retired from active life, and is looking forward to the great beyond.

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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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