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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, J. F., wholesale dealer in liquors and cigars, No. 59, Johnson st.; started present business in 1859; in 1870, D. C. Daugherty bought an interest in the business, and continued until 1877, when J. F. Daugherty bought him out; Mr. D. has continued the business himself since. Mr. Daugherty was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1835; in 1841, he came to Keokuk. Married Miss D. Ressler in 1874; she was born in East St. Louis, in 1844; they have four children; Mr. Daugherty has four children by former marriages. Enlisted in July, 1861; was Captain of Co. H, 10th Mo. V. I.; was in several battles; mustered out in 1862. Mr. D. was a member of the City Council, and Deputy Clerk of the District Cours. Democratic.

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