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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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KELLER, FRANKLIN, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Madora; owns a farm of 270 acres; born March 31, 1831, in Barber county, West Virginia; educated in common schools; married Jan. 16, 1851, E. J., daughter of Elijah Mclntosh, of Taylor county, West Virginia; has twelve children: Lucinda, Ai, John, Rebecca, Valloria, Harriet, McCleland, Rosa, Charles, Lee, Syrena and Ida; of these, Lucinda, Ai, McCleland and Harriet are dead; emigrated to this county and settled on present farm Oct. 20, 1854; was one of the first settlers; helped to organize the township, and voted at the first election; has been elected town assessor, clerk and county supervisor; was one of the company who layed out the village of Madora.

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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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