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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd 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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BALDWIN, E. V. farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 20, P.O. White Hall; born in Ohio, 1827; came to Greene Co., Ill., in 1848, when he was twenty-one years of age; was married in 1850 to Mary Pankey, a native of Greene Co., born in 1835; have no children. Mr. Baldwin came to Greene Co. with a willing hand and a stout heart, and has accumulated 400 acres of farming land, which is under good cultivation, and has one of the finest barns in Greene Co.; can feed fifty head of stock under shelter, has running water through his barn yard all the year.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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