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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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DINSMORE, ROBERT, farmer; P. O. Big Mound; owns 233 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; he was born in County Antrim, Ireland, in 1826; emigrated to the United States in the fall of 1859, and located in Cedar Tp., Van Buren Co., Iowa, where he lived till 1866, when he moved on to his present farm in Lee Co. He married Jane Wallace April 22, 1858; she was born in Ireland March 28, 1844; they have six children living — William, born June 22, 1859, in Ireland; James W., Jan. 2, 1861; Maggie E., Dec. 30, 1862; Leah J., Nov. 21, 1865; Jane A., Feb. 23, 1870; Mary B., Sept. 23, 1872; lost one daughter — Eliza, born March 12, 1877, and died Aug. 30, 1877. Mr. Dinsmore is among the leading and influential men of his township; member of the M. E. Church; Democratic.

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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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