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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  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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J. SEL. MILLER was born in Jefferson County, and is. a son of John and Mary S. (Seaton) Miller, also natives of Jefferson County. His grandfather came from North Carolina about 1780, and settled near Louisville. His maternal grandfather, Seaton, came from Virginia about the same time. When subject was four years old his father moved into the city. He was educated in the city schools. In 1864 he enlisted in the Fifth Louisiana Cavalry, and was captured at Cuba, Ky., soon after his enlistment. In 1880 he was appointed Commissioner of Louisville Chancery and Law and Equity Courts. He is an active politician of the Democratic school, and has been a delegate to all important conventions for the past fifteen years. He was married in 1868 to Miss Mollie T. Melone, of Jefferson County.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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