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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps 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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BRUNER, A. J., farmer; Sec. 4; P. O. La Prairie; son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bruner; was born in Greene county, East Tenn., April 6, 1823; has 265 acres of land, valued at $6,000; married for his first wife, Salina Heyworth. They had seven children, six of whom are living: Elizabeth, John W., Marian C., Abraham L., Ida May, Julia B. For his second wife he married Julia A. Eaves. She was born in York State; mother of four children: Emma, Maggie, Mattie and David. Mr. Bruner’s father was born in Maryland, and emigrated to East Tennessee when he was ten years old, where he lives at the present time, at the age of eighty years. The subject of this sketch came from Tennessee to this State in 1853; moved into a log cabin, 15x15, which had been used for a smoke house. Their furniture consisted of two chairs, a box for a table, and used what is called prairie bedsteads; came here in an early day, and by hard work has made a good home.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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