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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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OLIVER S. MEEKS, deceased was born, in Columbia, Ohio, January 7, 1811, and came to Kentucky when small with his father, where he received his education. He followed farming all his life in Kenton County, where he died in January, 1883. He married Mary E. Walton, a daughter of Robert Walton, of Boone County. To this union ten children were born — three daughters and seven sons: Ogden P., Edward E., Robert W., Spencer, Cora D., Mary Elizabeth, William H., James K., Warren B. and Lillie A. Mr. Meeks and his wife were members of the Baptist Church. Politically he was a Republican.

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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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