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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company in 1879.  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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ALLEN, TIMOTHY, retired; was born in Hartford, Washington Co., N. Y., Sept. 13, 1823. There he married Miss Lucy Amelia Root, a native of Washington Co., N. Y., Dec. 18, 1846; they came to Iowa and located in Lee Co. in November, 1855; they settled on a farm near West Point; engaged in farming and continued fifteen years; in 1873, Mr. and Mrs. Allen removed to the city, where he has built a large, pleasant home; he still owns his farm of 333 acres; they have an only child, a daughter — Celia P.; she married Mr. S. E. Stephenson Feb. 12, 1872; they live on the farm of Mr. Allen, near West Point.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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