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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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JOSEPH W. PUGH, assessor of Kenton County, Ky., was born in that county January 7, 1855, the son of John B. and Catharine (Everett) Pugh, both natives of Kentucky. John B. Pugh was a bricklayer by trade, which trade he followed all his life in Covington. He reared a family of five children, viz.: Joseph W., Mahala, Edward, John and Alice. Joseph W. Pugh was brought up in Covington, where he received his education. About 1872 he moved to the country, and has since been engaged in the dairy business. He was elected assessor of Kenton County in 1882, and has served in that capacity ever since. October 7, 1877, he married Cynthia Marshall, a daughter of John and Sarah Marshall, of Kenton County. To their union have been born three children — one daughter and two sons — viz.: Benjamin, Mellie F. and Frank M. Mr. Pugh is a K. of P., 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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