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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. 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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CHARLES M. MOOTS, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 30; P. O. Towanda; born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Feb. 10, 1832, where he resided until 1852, then removed to Logan Co., Ohio. In 1854, he came to Illinois, but returned to Ohio, where he remained until the spring of 1856, then located in Towanda, this county, where he engaged in the boot and shoe business, and the following year removed to the farm where he now resides. Owns 195 acres of land in Money Creek Township. Served as Constable two years, School Director nine years. Was appointed Deputy Sheriff in fall of 1879. Married, in September, 1857, Miss Adaline Busic, who was born in McLean Co. Her father, Nathaniel Busic, was one of the early settlers of McLean Co. Nine children by this union, seven of whom are living — Mary A., Francis N., Ida D., Charles E., Bunyan C., Bertie and Sarah G.; lost two — Lincoln A. was born May 6, 1865, died Aug. 13, 1873; James W., was born May 25, 1871, died Aug. 21, 1872. Mr. M. is a member of the Money Creek U. B. Church.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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