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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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REUBEN B. CRAIG, was born in Scott County, Ky., April 17, 1837, and is a son of Clement and Elizabeth (Twyman) Craig. Clement Craig, also a native of Scott County, was born in 1805, and was a farmer by occupation. He died in 1885, at the advanced age of eighty years, having survived his wife nearly thirty years. Joseph Craig, paternal grandfather of our subject, a native of Virginia, was a Baptist minister by profession, and was among the earliest settlers in Kentucky; he was a son of Toliver Craig, a native of Scotland, and an early settler in Virginia. Joseph Craig was a soldier in the war of 1812, and afterward settled in Scott County, where he died. Reuben B. Craig was reared and educated in his native county, and engaged in farming until 1861, when he enlisted in the Confederate service under Gen. Hardee. He was a gunner until 1863 in the Jefferson Artillery, and was in the battle of Shiloh. In 1864 he was discharged for disability, but afterward re-enlisted under Capt. Joe Blackburn, with whom he remained until the close of the war, when he returned to Owen County. In 1871 he married Miss Emma Threlkeld, daughter of Elijah Threlkeld, of Owen County; they have one son, Frank B. In 1883, after selling out his business in Owenton, he removed to Hallam, Owen County, where he has since been engaged in general merchandise and milling business. Mr. Craig and family are members 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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