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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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JOHN F. OWEN was born February 25, 1844, in Ballard County, Ky., where he continues to reside. His father, Rev. Joseph W. Owen, a native of Robertson County, Tenn., was born in 1810, and came to Ballard County, Ky., in 1844, where he died in 1873. He married Sarah, daughter of John Simmons, of Robertson County, born in 1813, and this union was blessed with William W., Lemuel T., Rev. Thomas J., John F. (subject), Sarah A. (Ashbrook), Joseph B., Jerritta E. (Stahl) and James O. Subject was married November 15, 1866, to Miss Julia A., daughter of Alfred and Anna E. (Chiles) Watwood, of Ballard County, and born January 23, 1851; to them have been born Lou W., Anna R., Thomas J., Oba J., Wilks U. and Ula B. Our subject is a farmer, having 103 acres of fine land in a high state of cultivation. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., also an active member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and in politics a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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