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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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WILLIAM P. KINMAN was born in Owen County, Ky., May 10, 1853, and is the third of a family of ten children born to Robert L. and Nancy (Cobb) Kinman. Robert L. Kinman was born in Grant County, June 12, 1825, and was reared and educated in Owen County. He is a blacksmith by trade. August 23, 1846 he married Nancy Cobb, daughter of William Cobb, of Owen County. Nancy Cobb was born June 21, 1830, and died May 15, 1857. Mr. Kinman then married Mrs. Susan Cobb, a cousin of his first wife, and after her death he married Miss Sarah True. In all he has a family of ten children. After working awhile at his trade he engaged in the dry goods business, and then in the milling business. In 1872 he settled at Lusby’s Mill, where he again engaged in blacksmithing, and which trade he still follows. Politically he is a Democrat. William P. Kinman was reared and educated in Owen County, and worked at farming until 1878, when he married Miss Hester A. Cork, of Grant County, and then engaged in hotel keeping at Lusby’s Mill. By political preference Mr. Kinman is a Democrat, and, together with his kinsmen, is interested in the material prosperity of Owen County.

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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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