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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union 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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DUNCAN, A. J., farmer, Sec. 21, P. O. Hartford; was born in Kentucky, August 18, 1821, and when about twelve years of age, his father removed to Owen county, Indiana, where he made his home in that, and Morgan county, till he came to his present home, on the 24th day of October, 1852; his first occupation was the mercantile business, in which he engaged the year he came to the county, and followed it for about six years, and since that time, has followed his present calling; he was married in Morgan county, Indiana, September 4, 1854, to Miss Louisa Hendricks, of Kentucky, and by this union, they have one daughter: Martha Dora; during the war, he was clerk of the commissary department, under Captain Noble, and was stationed at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, for nine months, and returned home in March, 1865; he has been a member of the board of county supervisors, appointed first to fill vacancy, and after serving out the unexpired term, was elected to the office in 1863, and afterwards resigned to go to the war; he owns a finely improved farm of 104 acres, on which he has lived since 1865.

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