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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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S. B. MORGAN was born in Owen County, Ky., in 1853, and is a son of the late B. B. and Elizabeth (Swiggert) Morgan. B. B. Morgan was born in Owen County about 1823, and was a farmer. He was drafted in the late war, but hired and paid a substitute $1,500. William Morgan, the grandfather of S. B., was born in Virginia, and immigrated to Kentucky at an early day, being among the first settlers. Elizabeth (Swiggert) Morgan was born in Owen County about 1823, and was a daughter of Samuel and Sallie (Davis) Swiggert natives of Indiana, who immigrated to Kentucky. S. B. Morgan was educated in the common schools of Owen County. He owns a splendid farm of 137 ½ acres, for which he paid $30 per acre. Mr. Morgan married Miss Fannie Barnes, daughter of John M. and Elizabeth (Thompson) Barnes, and six children have blessed this happy union, viz.: Eva, J. W., Clarence E., Walter, Roy R. and Otto. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan are members of the South Fork Congregation of the Baptist Church. Mr. Morgan is related to the famous Gen. John Morgan, of Confederate fame, and in politics is a true 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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