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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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ROBERT C. FORD, of the firm of Riley & Ford, was born October 12, 1864, in Owen County, Ky. Frank Ford, father of Robert C., was born in Christian County, Ky., in 1820, and was a farmer by occupation. His wife, Sarah (Morton) Ford, was a daughter of Benjamin Morton, of Woodford County, Ky. They had a family of eight children, of whom five are now living. They settled in Owen County in an early day, where they still live. Benjamin Ford, paternal grandfather of our subject, was a native of Virginia, came to Kentucky at an early day, and followed farming until he died. Benjamin Morton, the maternal grandfather of R. C. Ford, was a native of Woodford County, Ky., and was a farmer during his lifetime. Robert C. Ford was reared in Owen County, Ky., and was a student at Georgetown College from 1882 to 1885, when he returned to Owen County, where for two years he was deputy clerk. He then read law with Judge O. B. Hallam, of Owen County. After he was admitted to the bar he, together with O. V. Riley, bought out the Owen Democrat, which they still publish, as an active Democratic sheet. Mr. Ford is unmarried. He is 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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