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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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SHACKELFORD MILLER was born near Springfield, Mo., February 29, 1856, and is a son of John A. and Barbara (Neville) Miller, the former a native of Jefferson County, Ky., the latter of Montgomery County, Tenn. His maternal grandfather, Solomon C. Neville, was born near Chapel Hill, in North Carolina, but came early to Kentucky, and was one of the first tobacco merchants in the State; he died in 1882. His grandfather, Robert Miller, came from King and Queen’s County, Va., to Kentucky, in 1796. The subject of this sketch was educated in the schools of Louisville, and graduated from the Male High School in 1877. He studied law under Hon. Isaac Caldwell, and graduated from the law department of the University of Louisville in 1879. He was assistant presidential elector in 1884, on the Democratic ticket, and is elector for the same district in 1888. For eight years he was associated with Judge Pirtle in the practice of law; is a member of the Filson Club, and devotes considerable attention to historical research. He is a good writer, a fine speaker, and making a good record at the bar as a lawyer. His paper prepared for the Filson Club on the “Life and Times of Governor Garrard,” received the most flattering commendation from the Club.

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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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