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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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WILLIAM MORROW, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 19; P.O. Hudson; born in Brooke now Hancock Co., Va., Nov. 15, 1884; he worked on his father’s farm till 28 years of age; also teaching during the winter season, and a part of the year operated the coal mines on his father’s farm. In 1863, he removed to Illinois, locating in this county, on the 7th of April of that year; the following spring, he removed to the farm where he now resides, and, after an experience of some two months as proprietor of a “bachelor’s hall,” he concluded to resign that position, and, therefore, married Miss I. Josephine, eldest daughter of Rev. David Robinson, of Beaver Co., Penn. Mrs. Morrow was born in Beaver Co., Penn.; two children by this union — Mattie V. and Stella. Mr. M. has served as Supervisor, four years; Collector, one year, and School Director, for several terms; owns one-half in 320 acres of land in Hudson Township. Mr. Morrow, in politics, is a decided 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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