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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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T. J. SHIPP was born in Owen County, Ky., December 17, 1827, and is a son of R. H. and Margaret (Clark) Shipp. R. H. Shipp was born in Bourbon County, Ky., in 1797; he was a minister of the Baptist Church, and a wealthy man for his day and time. Mrs. Margaret Shipp, was a daughter of Amos Clark, a native of Maryland, who immigrated to Kentucky and settled in Owen County. Colby Shipp, paternal grandfather of T. J., was born in Culpeper County, Va. He was a brave soldier of the Revolution, and came to Kentucky with the noted Col. Briant, and was an old pioneer of the “dark and bloody ground;” he died in 1830. Rebecca (Ely) Shipp, paternal grandmother of T. J., was a daughter of George Ely, and was born near Ely’s ford on the Potomac River, in Virginia. Nancy (Duvall) Clark, maternal grandmother, was a daughter of Col. John Duvall, who was a colonel in the Revolution, under Gen. Washington. T. J. Shipp, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the common schools of Owen County, and worked on a farm until thirty-three years of age, when he commenced blacksmithing, and now carries on a carriage and wagon shop. In 1848 he married L. A. Baxter, daughter of James and Jane (Haisten) Baxter. James Baxter was a minister of the Baptist Church, and a soldier from Kentucky, of the war of 1812. Four children blessed the union of T. J. Shipp and L. A. Baxter, viz.: Margaret, J. H., G. W., and Susan, all living. The family are members of the Baptist Church. In politics Mr. Shipp is a Jeffersonian 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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