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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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PARMENTER, A. V., teacher, residence Camp Point; was born in Franklin county, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1830; came to this county in the fall of 1866; married Sarah Howell. She was born in Polk county, Tenn., June, 1837. Two children: Edajno C., Sabina L. Members of the M. E. church of Camp Point. His father was a native of Massachusetts and his mother of Vermont; were married in Rutland county, Vermont, and emigrated to Franklin county, N. Y., where the subject of this sketch was born. In 1834 they removed to Medina county, Ohio; and in 1850 to Berrian county, Mich., where they both died in the fall of 1866. Mr. Parmenter enlisted in the 12th Mich. Inf., Co. E; was at the battles of Pittsburg Landing; Boliver, Tenn.; Iuka, Miss.; Florence, Ark.; etc.; was mustered out at Balls Bluff, Ark., Jan. 8, 1864; re-enlisted, on Feb. 20, 1864, in Hancock Vet. Res. Corps, Co. A; was stationed at Washington most of the time, doing guard duty; was in the service four years, for which he has two honorable discharges; taught school most of the time since he was twenty-two years of age.

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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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