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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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MOSES STONESTREET was born in Owen County, Ky., August 23, 1826, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Hardister) Stonestreet, the former a native of North Carolina. Elizabeth (Hardister) Stonestreet was born in Fayette County, near Lexington, December 24, 1796, and was a daughter of Harry Hardister, a wealthy farmer and distiller of Fayette County. Moses Stonestreet was educated in the common schools of Owen County, has followed farming all his life, and now owns a fine farm of 200 acres, which he values at $20 per acre. In 1857 he married Miss Sallie A. Schooler, daughter of Henry and Susan (Bettis) Schooler, the former a farmer in Owen County. Henry Schooler was a Virginian by birth, but immigrated to Kentucky at an early day, and settled in Clark County. Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Stonestreet: Polly, Elizabeth, Lucy Jane (who died November, 1886), Fannie, Minnie and John H. One incident concerning Lucy is worth relating: She was lost in the hills of Severn Creek from 4 o’clock P. M. until 6 o’clock next morning. There were twenty or more neighbors who were on the search for her, and when found the first words she spoke were “mother, why did you not give me a drink of water?’’ She was three years old the very day she was lost. Mr. and Mrs. Stonestreet are members of the Baptist Church. In politics Mr. Stonestreet is a Republican.

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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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