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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, MILES, farmer, Sec. 35, P. O. Sharon; born in North Carolina January 2, 1806, when quite young, his parents moved to Highland county, Ohio, and in 1820, to Clinton county; when fifteen years old, was engaged a tanner’s apprentice, serving five years, and for fifteen years after carried on a tannery; in 1855 he removed to this county, and engaged in farming for seven years, then he went to Des Moines, and carried on a boot and shoe manufactory for five years, returning to this county, he again engaged in farming where he now resides; owns eighty acres of land, well improved; he was married August 11, 1825, to Elizabeth Rush, a native of Ohio: they have ten children living: William, James, Margaret, Jonathan, Mary J., John V., Francis, Milton, Taylor and Sarah, and have lost two.

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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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