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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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DR. J. W. THOMAS was born September 14, 1854, in Warren County, Mo., and is a son of John W. and A. (Camp) Thomas. The father was born in Warren County, Ky., and died in 1854. The mother died in 1881 at the age of sixty. Dr. Thomas was reared in Missouri and in 1870 went to Lexington, Ky., where he attended the university for one year, after which he went to St. Louis, and clerked in a store in that city until 1875, when he came to Mayfield and began the study of medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. R. H. Fristoe. After two years of study he returned to St. Louis, and attended the medical college there for one term; thence went to Nashville, where he attended the medical college and graduated in 1878 with the highest honors of the class, and for his proficiency in all the branches taught in the college was presented with a fine gold medal. After completing his studies he came to Graves County, since which time he has practiced his profession with marked success, and has resided in Mayfield since 1881. Dr. Thomas was married in 1878 to Miss Fannie A. Carney, of Graves County, by whom he has two children. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas are members of the Christian Church.

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This family biography is one of 91 biographies included in the Graves 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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