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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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MARCUS E. MORGAN was born in Owen County, Ky., April 18, 1861, and is a son of B. G. Morgan and Sarah (Copher) Morgan, of Gratz, Ky. B. G. Morgan was born in Owen County, April 5, 1832, and has made farming his chief occupation. John Morgan, the grandfather of Marcus E., was born in Virginia, immigrated to Kentucky, and settled in Owen County, on Big Twin Creek. He was one of the oldest settlers, and was a soldier in the war of 1812, and participated in all the bloody battles of that war, under the command of Gen. Richard M. Johnson. William Morgan, the great-grandfather of Marcus E., was born in Wales, came to America, and settled in South Carolina, but later removed to Kentucky, and settled in what is now Owen County. He was a Baptist minister for sixty years, and was also a soldier of the Revolutionary war. Sarah (Copher) Morgan was born in Switzerland County, Ind., and immigrated to Kentucky with her father. She is a daughter of George W. and Matilda (Griffith) Copher. Marcus E. Morgan was educated principally at the State Agricultural and Mechanical College at Lexington, Ky. After leaving college he embarked in the drug business at Gratz, Ky., a village on the banks of the Kentucky River, with a population of about 275, where he does a prosperous business, and carries a stock valued at $1,000. Mr. Morgan is a member of the Christian Church, and a stanch member of the Democratic party. He is related to the late Gen. John Morgan, of the Confederate Army.

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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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