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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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M. J. COSTIGAN, of Newport, Campbell Co., Ky., was born April 24, 1861, and is the youngest of six children born to William and Margaret (Moore) Costigan. William Costigan, a native of Queens County, Ireland, was born in 1821, served in the home service of the Federal Army and died in 1877; his wife, also a native of Queens County, Ireland, was born in 1826, and is still living in Newport, Ky. They were Catholics in religion. M. J. Costigan was educated in the Catholic schools of Newport, Ky., and in October, 1886, he was elected to the city clerkship, being barely of legal age at the time of election. He enjoys the distinction of being the youngest official elected to that office in Newport. His term of office expires in January, 1889. Mr. Costigan is a Democrat in politics, and in religion is a Catholic.

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This family biography is one of 41 biographies included in the Campbell 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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