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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union 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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JOHNSON, ASHLEY, farmer, Sec. 25, P. O. Lothrop; born in Highland county, Ohio, July 12, 1817, and lived there till eighteen years of age, and emigrated with his parents to Madison county, Indiana, and remained live years, and returned to his native home; while there he married Miss Mary Hiestand, a native of the same county, March, 1842; came to Van Buren county, in 1848, and to this county, in 1854, and has made this his home since, except eight years that he lived in Polk county; has a family of five sons and two daughters living: Reason L., James H., Emaline E. (now Mrs. J. L. Leggett), C. A., Charlie and Belle, his son R. L., enlisted in the hundred day service, Co. D, Forty-eighth regiment, June, 1865, was mustered out in October, same year; owns a farm of 160 acres.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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