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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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WARTICK, J. F., farmer; Sec. 31; P. O. Camp Point. He was born in Fayette county, Pa., May 20, 1840; came to this county in the spring of 1855; has 110 acres of land, valued at $5,000. He married Eliza Mullen, who was born in Ireland. Six children: Mary, born March 29, 1867; John, Feb. 4, 1869; James, Dec. 20, 1871; Simon, Sept. 15, 1873; Jane, Nov. 3, 1875 and Thomas, Jan. 27, 1878. Politics, Republican. Has held the office of School Director. He raises twenty acres of corn and the same of wheat. He enlisted in Co. C, 10th Regt. Ill. Inf., in 1861; was in the Army of the Cumberland, and battles of Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, Lookout Mountain, or the battle above the clouds; was discharged at Louisville, Ky.; was in the service three years and seventeen days; lost one of his legs in the service.

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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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