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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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OMER, JAMES T., farmer; Sec. 24; P. O. Camp Point; was born, March 8, 1848, in Union county, Ky. He is the son of Lewis S. and Susan H. (Taylor) Omer, natives of that state. His early life was spent there, till he was eighteen years old, when he came to Adams county, Ill., in 1866. From 1867 to 1870, inclusive, he traveled, during which time he visited nineteen states and territories; spent one year fighting Indians on the frontier, and, for a while, engaged in freighting across the plains, west from Nebraska City. He returned to Adams county in 1870, and married Miss Mary J. Seaton, daughter of Kenner Seaton, June 5, of that year. They removed to Kansas in 1873, remained one season, and returned to Adams county. They have four children: Kenner S., Lewis S., James S., and Frank P. Mr. O. is a member of the I. O. O. F.

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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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