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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 WILLIAMS was born in Owen County, Ky., near Monterey, September 13, 1824, and is a son of Alexander and Tamor (Jones) Williams. Alexander Williams was born in Maryland, and was brought to Kentucky by his father when a mere boy. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died in Owen County, Ky., in 1865. John Williams, the grandfather of Robert, was born in Maryland, and was a soldier in the Revolution. Tamor (Jones) Williams was a daughter of Robert and Martha (Burns) Jones. Robert Jones was born in Pennsylvania, and immigrated to Kentucky at an early day. He was one of the old pioneers, and was a soldier in the French and Indian war. He helped to build the first house ever erected in Cincinnati, which was built of Buckeye logs. Robert Williams was educated in the common schools of Owen County, and has made farming a lifelong occupation. He has never held any office, but has often been urged to accept offices of trust and honor. He was married to Martha Stonestreet, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hardister) Stonestreet, in October, 1849, and this union has been blessed with the following children: James A., Joseph, John, Charles R., Robert, Marine, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Martha E. Mr. Williams owns 300 acres of good land worth $12 per acre. Mr. and Mrs. Williams are members of the Baptist Church, and Mr. Williams has been a member forty-two years. He descended from one of the best families of Kentucky, and has been a lifelong Democrat.

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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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