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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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BOON, MAITLAND, real estate dealer, 4th and Maine streets; residence, corner 12th and Vine; born in Jefferson county, N. Y., in 1834; located in this city in 1856; married Miss Emily L. Tillson in 1859; she was born in this city in 1838; their five children are: Helen E., Maitland, Mary, Lottie and Sarah. Mrs. Boon is member of the Presbyterian Church. He is a Democrat. He started the first bank of issue in this city in 1856, of which he was cashier. In 1860 he went into the business of manufacturing horse equipments and infantry accoutrements for the State and United States, equipping over 100,000 men in the four years they were in the business (Mr. R. Tillson being in the business with him). In 1865 he went into real estate business. He was Mayor of the city in 1866, and Alderman several times.

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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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