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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, GEORGE E. farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 21, P.O. White Hall, was born Dec 25, 1849, in Ohio. Came to Greene County, Ill., in 1850. Was married to Theresa Kendall, daughter of Nathaniel Kendall, Dec. 27, 1870. She was born Oct. 24, 1851, in Greene County. Have four children: Manila, born Nov. 14, 1871; deceased. Artemus W., born Nov. 7, 1872. Benjamin F., born Jan. 3, 1875. Peter, born Jan. 6, 1877. Mr. Baldwin lives on the estate of his father, B. F. Baldwin, and has one of the best stock farms in Greene County. On one part of the estate there is a spring of living water, which is one of the finest in Greene County.

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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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