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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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GEORGE W. CARLISLE, attorney at law at Independence, was born in Kenton County, Ky., and is a son of Gilbon H. and Mary (Reynolds) Carlisle. George W. Carlisle was brought up on the farm, received a common-school education, and about 1860 commenced reading law with his brother, John G. Carlisle, of Covington. He was admitted to the bar in 1862 at Covington, practicing his profession there a short time, and in 1863 moved to Independence, Ky., where he has been constantly and actively engaged ever since. In 1866 he was elected to the legislature from Kenton County, and has been school commissioner of Kenton County two terms since. November 12, 1862, he married Fannie E. Herndon, a daughter of Zachariah and Ann (Daniel) Herndon, of Kenton County. To this union twelve children have been born — four sons and eight daughters: Charles L., Laura E., Annie E. John G., Robert H., Mary J., George W., Lula, Sarah, Cora, Clifford L. and Clarence W. George W. and John G. are dead. Mr. Carlisle and wife are members of the Christian Church. He owns a tract of land in Kenton County adjoining, and in politics is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 150 biographies included in the Kenton 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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