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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company 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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DAUGHERTY, D. C., attorney at law and real estate agent; born in Crawfordsville, Ind.; came to Keokuk in 1841; engaged in mercantile business about fifteen years; three years in present business. He served two years as Alderman of the Second Ward. Captain Daugherty raised Co. D, 10th Mo. V. I.; nearly all the men were enlisted in Iowa, but as the quota of Iowa was filled, his company entered a Missouri regiment; mustered in July 25, 1861; served until September, 1864; the Captain was wounded twice, but has never applied for a pension.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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