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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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JESSE B. ALLEN, a native of Jefferson County, N. Y., was born December 22, 1847, and is a son of Hiram and Elizabeth (Burghdorf) Allen, who were born in Rhode Island and New York, respectively. Jesse B. Allen was reared to farming, but received a good academical education. In January, 1872, he became a traveling salesman, and for thirteen years was so employed. In 1885 he came to Kentucky, located in Owenton, and now has a livery stable, and is also engaged in handling thoroughbred and trotting horses. He married, in 1873, Miss Cornie M. Raymond, of Watertown, N. Y.

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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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