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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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BEASON, W. S. farmer, Sec. 13, P. O. Wrightsville, was born in this county, Nov. 4, 1847; was the ninth child of ten children of David and Mary Beason, who were early settlers, the former a native of North Carolina and the latter Tennessee. In 1873 Mr. Beason was married to Miss Julia Cannedy, born in this county; from this alliance they have had three children: Guynn, born Jan. 17, 1873; Bruce, May 4, 1875; Samuel L., March 29, 1876. Mr. Beason lost his wife Feb. 27, 1878. Since then his mother has been keeping house for him. He is Democratic and a staunch advocate of Jacksonian principles. Mr. Beason owns 160 acres of land, and hopes to become one of the opulent men in his township.

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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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