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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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W. H. LOWDENBACK was born in Owen County, Ky., January 5, 1839, and is a son of William and Margaret (Barr) Lowdenback, natives of Woodford County, Ky., who moved to Owen County in 1815. William Lowdenback was a farmer and a mechanic, and among the wealthiest citizens of Owen County. Margaret (Barr) Lowdenback was a daughter of John Barr, a native born German, who was once commander of a ship, and immigrated to Franklin County, Ky., and settled on a farm. Abraham Lowdenback, paternal grandfather of our subject, was born in Culpeper County, Va., and married Margaret Comer in 1786, who was born and reared in the same county and State. His father, Abraham, was born in Pennsylvania, and emigrated to Culpeper County, Va. W. H. Lowdenback is the eleventh child of a family of twelve children, born to William and Margaret (Barr) Lowdenback, viz.: Elizabeth, Sallie, Elnor, Christopher G., Susan, Polly, John, Milton, Martha E., W. H. and Nancy J. Eight of these children are still living, in Owen and Henry Counties. M. Lowdenback was educated in the common schools of Owen County, has been a life-long merchant, and is now a citizen of Pleasant Home, a beautiful village six miles west of Owenton, which place was named by Mr. Lowdenback. He carries a stock of $1,500, and sells $10,000 worth of goods annually. September 20, 1859; he married Cynthia Thomas, daughter of F. V. Thomas, an old and respected citizen of Owen County, and five children have blessed this union: Cordelia, William O., Henry F., Sanford C. and F. P. One daughter and two sons are married: Cordelia married Dr. Montgomery, of Carroll County, Ky.; William Lowdenback married Miss Kate Duvall, of Owen County; H. F. Lowdenback married Miss Lucy Johnson, of Owen County. Mr. Lowdenback is a member of the Methodist Church, and a stanch member of the Democratic party.

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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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