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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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HULL, W. S., physician and surgeon, P. O. Carlisle; was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, April 7, 1828; was raised on a farm, but had all the advantages of a common school education supplemented with two years in Brownsburg College, and one year under Professor McGlothlin, in mathematics and surgery; when twenty-one years of age, he began the study of medicine, with A. J. Hull, of Bourneville, Ohio; he graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, at Keokuk, in 1854; he came to Polk county, in 1849, and married there to Miss M. A., daughter of Jerey Church, deceased, a native of Pennsylvania, May 19, 1853; they have three sons and three daughters: Franklin C., doctor, a graduate of Keokuk, Otho O., Lolo L., Cora E., Emmet E. and Maud M.; he remained in Polk county, till 1855, and then went to Kansas, where he remained till the spring of 1860, and then went to Missouri, and remained till fall, and came back to Polk county, and to his present home in 1862.

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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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