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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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HASSOCK, JOHN, farmer, Sec 20; P. O. Madora; born May 26, 1841, in Ross Shire, Scotland; parents moved to Oxford county, Canada West, in 1842, and to Stark county, Ill., in 1865; educated in common schools; married Nov. 19, 1867, Margaret, daughter of Alex. Murchinson, of Stark county, Ill.; has six children: Alex. H., Anna J., Donald, Catharine M., John C., Margaret L.; Donald died in infancy; moved to this county in 1868, and settled on present farm, where he has 200 acres of well-improved land.

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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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