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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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RICHARD H. YANCEY was born in Owen County, Ky., December 30, 1835, and is a son of Richard H. and Jane (Sale) Yancey. Richard H. Yancey, Sr., was a native of Culpeper County, Va., and settled in Franklin in 1804. In 1824 he moved to Owen County and engaged in farming. He took part in the early Indian wars in Kentucky, and held the rank of colonel in the State militia. Richard H. Yancey, paternal grandfather of our subject, was a native of Culpeper County, Va., and immigrated to Franklin County, Ky., in 1804, where he was one of the original settlers; he was a farmer by occupation. William Sale, the maternal grandfather of Richard H. Yancey, Jr., was a native of Vermont, and settled in Kentucky at an early day. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm in Owen County, and received his education in the same county. He is the owner of a fine farm of 400 acres, where he lives, and which he devotes to the raising of fine stock and tobacco, as well as general farming. He is a Democrat politically, and was elected magistrate on that ticket in 1887. In 1860 he married Nanny R Threlkeld, daughter of Elijah Threlkeld, of Owen County, a Baptist preacher. Two children have blessed this union: Dixie and Louella. Mr. Yancey is a prominent Mason, 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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