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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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MRS. LUCY (KEMPER) DORMAN, a native of Owen County, Ky., was born March 17, 1814. Her father, Jonathan Kemper, native of Fayette County, Ky., was born near Lexington, about the year 1789, and was a well-to-do farmer. He removed with his family to New Liberty, Owen County, where he spent the greater part of his life, and died at Poplar Grove about 1872. He married Fannie Chowning, daughter of Robert Chowning, of Fayette County, who bore him eight sons and two daughters, the subject of this sketch being the third child. Tilman Kemper, grandfather of our subject, a native of Virginia, was one of the earliest settlers of Fayette County. Robert Chowning. maternal grandfather, was also a native of Virginia, and an early settler of Kentucky. Our subject was united in marriage to Peter Dorman, a native of Somerset County, Md., who was born September 3, 1803, and died January 3, 1873. He represented Gallatin County in the Legislature in 1853-54. Five sons and six daughters were born to their union, viz.: James H., John W., Fannie (deceased), Liza, Martin L., Elizabeth, Emily, Lucy, Henry F., Peter and Atta. Mrs. Dorman was educated principally at New Liberty, Owen County, although she obtained but a limited knowledge of the English branches. She is a member of the Oakland Baptist Church, and owns a farm of 230 acres near Glencoe.

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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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