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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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MILTON BOZARTH, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Stanford; was born in Christian Co., Ky., Jan. 15, 1832, and came to Brown’s Grove, Allin Township, with his parents, Sept. 10, 1839, where he resided until he married. He married Anna Baker April 20, 1859; she was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Feb. 9, 1842. Her father, John Baker, was born in the same county; also her mother, Sarah Richie. Mr. Bozarth’s mother, Cynthia Bozarth, is living in Brown’s Grove. Mr. Bozarth moved onto the farm where he now resides, in April, 1859. They have had five children, who all died in early infancy, except Franklin, who was born May 11, 1861, and died July 12, 1871. Mr. B. owns about 270 acres of land in Allin Township, and a fine residence. In politics is a Democrat.

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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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