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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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JELLISON, MRS. ELIZA, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Lothrop; born in Liverpool, England, in 1838, and came to America with her parents when sixteen years of age, and located in this county in 1854; she was first married to W. T., son of Dr. Ball, in 1855, a native of Indiana; was married a second time to J. Merryman, a native of Virginia, in the year 1863, who died in 1872, and left a family of three children: Emaliza E., Josephine I. and John E.; she was married to her present husband, John Jellison, July 1, 1879, a native of Ohio, who enlisted in the late war in Co. H, Second Regiment Illinois State Artillery, Jan. 22, 1862, and was discharged July 29, 1865; her first husband, W. T. Ball, was killed by the Indians in Montana Territory in August, 1862; she owns an improved farm of 100 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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