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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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DR. R. H. O’HARA was born in Owen County, Ky., in 1838, and is a son of James and Lucy (Hardy) O’Hara. James O’Hara, a native of Ireland, came to America in 1798, located first in Maryland, and came to Kentucky in 1820. He settled in Woodford County, where he studied law, then removed to Owen County, where he practiced his profession. Mrs. Lucy O’Hara came from Scott County, Ky. Dr. R. H. O’Hara was educated at St. Joseph’s College at Somerset, Ohio, where he graduated in 1858. He then attended the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, graduated in 1865, and the same year went to Williamstown, Ky., where he practiced until 1878, when he opened a drug store in connection with his practice. In 1869 he married Martha Johnson, of Grant County, Ky., a daughter of Dr. James A. and Elizabeth (Carter) Johnson. Two children have blessed this union: Edward and James. Politically Mr. O’Hara is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 67 biographies included in the Grant 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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