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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. W. HUNT was born in Owen County, Ky., October 31, 1845, and is a son of Enoch and Elizabeth (Ball) Hunt. Enoch Hunt was born in Fayette County Ky., March 22, 1818, and was a son of Samuel Hunt. Enoch Hunt came to Owen County in 1835, where he was a farmer, and died March 19, 1882. Samuel Hunt was a son of Wilson Hunt, and a native of Fayette County. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Wilson Hunt was a native of England, immigrated to America, settled in South Carolina, and was a soldier in the Revolution. Elizabeth (Ball) Hunt, a daughter of Jacob Ball, a Revolutionary soldier, was born in Owen County, Ky., November 22, 1824, and is still living. J. W. Hunt received his education at Eminence College, Ky. He taught school six years, and then engaged in farming. He owns a good farm of 260 acres, which he values at $15 per acre. Mr. Hunt married Mary F. Davis, daughter of B. K. Davis, a prominent farmer of Owen County. Five children have blessed this union, viz.: Ira C., Albert T., C. Lee., Edgar M. and Noble B., all of whom are living. Mr. Hunt is a member of the Masonic lodge, and is Master of the Dallasburg lodge. He and his wife are members of the Christian Church. Politically Mr. Hunt is a Democrat.

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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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