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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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NICHOLAS TALBOT was born in Bourbon County, Ky., October 21, 1831. He is the eldest of thirteen children born to Courtney and Elizabeth (Harp) Talbot. Courtney Talbot was born September 3, 1804, in Bourbon County, Ky., where he lived until 1835, when he moved to Fayette County, near Lexington. In 1863 he moved to Montgomery County, Ind., where he died October 12, 1867. He was a son of Nicholas Talbot, who was a native of Virginia, and came to Kentucky with his father, Samuel Talbot, and settled at Boonesborough, Clark County, where he lived and died. Elizabeth Harp was a daughter of John and Leah (Ritter) Harp, natives of Fayette County, Ky. Elizabeth Harp and Courtney Talbot were married December 16, 1830, in Fayette County, Ky. Courtney Talbot’s mother, who was born May 10, 1781, and died January 6, 1861, was a daughter of John Kennedy, a soldier in the Revolutionary war, who was taken prisoner, and died on board a British ship. The following are the names of the thirteen children born to Courtney and Elizabeth Talbot: Nicholas, Elizabeth, Emily, John, Margaret, Rebecca, Henry, Area, Nancy M., Franklin B., Warren, Alice and Daniel W. Of these Elizabeth, Nancy, Area, John, Alice and Franklin are deceased. Nicholas Talbot was brought up on the farm, and received a very common school education. He remained with his father until twenty-two years of age, when he was married, December 1, 1853, to Mary M. Penn, a daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Huttsell) Penn, of Bourbon County. Joseph Penn was a native of Bourbon County, born November 17, 1807, where he lived a farmer, and died February 5, 1881. He was a descendant of William Penn. Nicholas Talbot lived in Bourbon County until 1872, when he moved to Boone County, and settled where he now resides. He owns 200 acres of land. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Talbot — three daughters and one son — viz.: Annie P., Courtney C., Mattie J. and Elizabeth G. Mr. Talbot is a member of the F. & A. M., and also a member of the I. O. O. F. Politically he is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 73 biographies included in the Boone 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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