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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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BURGESS, GEO. W., merchant, P. O. Milo; born October 5, 1836, in Hancock county, Ohio; came to Marion county in 1854, and to Indianola in 1856, and began the mercantile business in 1866, and moved to Hammondsburg in 1876, and moved his store and stock to Milo in July, 1879, where he keeps a full line of general merchandise; was First Lieutenant of Co. A, Sixth Kansas Militia; was ordered out by the government when Price made his raid through Missouri; was only out about two months’, when they were ordered back by the governor; was deputy sheriff for six years in this county; has been town treasurer, constable and is now justice of the peace; was under-sheriff in Kansas, and is now postmaster, with office in his store; was married June 19, 1862, to Abba, daughter of Eli Jewell, of Bourbon county, Kansas; have two children, Jennie and Eddie.

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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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