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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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HINSHAW, JOSHUA C., farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Indianola; is a native of Indiana—born in Morgan county in 1841, and raised there till about thirteen years of age, when he came with his parents to this county, in December, 1853; he was married in Leavenworth City, Kansas, Oct. 6, 1864, to Miss Ella Morgan, of East Tennessee, whose acquaintance he formed while she was visiting relatives in this county; they have a family of two daughters, Allie J. and Vivie N, and one deceased, Lorain J.; Mr. H. was raised on a farm, and farming has been his principal avocation during life; he now owns a finely improved homestead of 40 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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