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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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JUDKINS, M. W., county recorder; was born in Rush county, Indiana, in 1840, and in 1852 removed with his parents to this county, and engaged in farming; he entered in the late war in 1861, and was in the battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862. and lost his left arm; he was discharged August 15, 1862; he was elected county recorder in 1866, and has held the office since that time; he married Miss Fannie Harvey, who was born in Peoria county, Illinois; they have three children: Wm. H., Mary M. and Charles W. Judkins, Geo. W., clerk.

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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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