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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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JOHN M. BOURNE was born in Owen County, Ky., July 15, 1840, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Glass) Bourne. John Bourne was born in Culpeper County, Va., in March, 1791; he came with his parents to Franklin County, Ky., in 1792, and located in that part of Franklin now known as Owen County, where he was reared and educated. He became a farmer and trader, and in the war of 1812 he enlisted in the United States Army in Col. Dudley’s regiment, and was under Gen. Harrison at Fort Meigs. In 1814 he returned to his farm in Owen County, within about five miles of Owenton, where he lived and died. In 1814 he married Miss Elizabeth Glass, daughter of Benjamin Glass, a native of Culpeper County, Va., and one of the earliest settlers of Owen County, Ky. He was always engaged in farming, was a Democrat, and an important factor in the early politics of Owen County. He was twice married, and the father of twelve children, ten of whom grew to maturity, and nine are now living; his first wife, mother of our subject, died in 1858; he died on the old homestead May 31, 1874, aged eighty-three years. Andrew Bourne, paternal grandfather of our subject, was born in Culpeper County, Va., came to Owen County in 1792, and located on the farm where our subject now lives; he was a farmer, a soldier who served all through the Revolutionary war, and died in 1808. Susan Glass, maternal grandmother of the subject, was also a native of Virginia, and died in 1846, at the advanced age of ninety years. John M. Bourne follows farming and trading, and devotes his attention to stock and tobacco raising as well. In 1861 he married Miss Mary A. Wingate, daughter of Cyrus Wingate, of Owen County, the latter a native of Virginia, who represented his county in the Legislature, and his district in the State Senate. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. John M. Bourne, viz.: Walter D., Lena R., Roxy, John M., Jr., Morton H., Albert and Barbara A. Mr. Bourne is a Democrat, and a member of the Baptist Church.

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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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