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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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HINSHAW, BENJ., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Indianola; born in Stokes county, North Carolina, November 25, 1809, and when about eight years of age his parents moved to Randolph county, where he was raised up to the year 1830, when he emigrated, with his parents, to Indiana, where he made his home till he came to this county in 1853; he was married in Morgan county, Indiana, in 1831, to Miss Nancy Carter, of that State; they have a family of six children living; John, Elizabeth (wife of Isaac Maxwell,) Joshua, William (now in the practice of medicine, in Des Moines), Ruth (teaching in Penn College, at Oskaloosa, this State,) and Anna. They have four deceased: James, Rebecca, Lydia and Sallie; Mr. Hinshaw was raised a farmer, and that has been his occupation through life; he has been township trustee for a number of years; owns an improved farm of 221 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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