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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, THOMAS J. farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 9, P.O. White Hall, was born Oct. 6, 1833, in Warren County, O. Came to Greene County Nov. 10, 1850, at the age of 17. Followed the occupation of a farmer all his life, and owns 240 acres of fine farming land, which he inherited from his father. Was married to Margaret F. Headrick June 28, 1864, who was the daughter of John Headrick, Carrollton. Have six children: Edward V., born May 10, 1865; Amy A., born July 8, 1866; Ina E., born Dec. 20, 1868; David M., born April 8, 1873; Alice A., born July 8, 1875.

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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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