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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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KNIGHT, J. P., farmer, Sec. 8; P. O. Des Moines; born in the State of West Virginia, in the year 1835, and was raised there and made it his home till he came to Illinois, in 1865, where he lived for about two years, and came to this county in the spring of 1867; he was married in Illinois to Miss M. A. Callison, a native of West Virginia, Dec. 25, 1866; they have a family of six children living: Eddie, George N., Harvey and Jennie E.; is justice of the peace, and owns an improved farm of eighty 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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