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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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DINSMORE, REV. J. S., merchant; Paloma; was born in Carroll county, N. H., Dec. 28, 1830; came to this county in 1870; married S. J. Paine. She was born in the same place, May 24, 1836. Members of the Baptist church; holds the office of Postmaster and Notary Public; came from New Hampshire to Carroll county, Ill., March, 1865; lived there one year; thence to Greene county, Wis., where he lived four years; thence to Henry county, where he resided three years; thence to Adams county, where he has resided since, where he was pastor of the church four years; enlisted in the 12th Regt. N. H. Inf., Co. E.; was in the service twenty-eight months; was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancelorville and Gettysburg; was wounded at the battle of Chancelorville and Gettysburg with shells. Is at present engaged in dry goods and drugs; carries a stock of $2,500; has charge of two churches in McDonough county.

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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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