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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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BERRY, CAPT. B. C., farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 18; P. O. Indianola; born in Orange county, Va., in 1823, and was raised there till about 10 years old, when he emigrated with his parents to Morgan county, Ills., where he remained till he came to this county, in December, 1867; he was raised on a farm and chose that as an occupation through life. He was married in Illinois, in 1848, to Miss Isabel Van Eaton, of Hamilton county, O.; they have five children: W. H., Joseph V., Mary E., Franklin C., and Martha B. He enlisted in the late war in Co. D, 114th Ills. Vols., Aug. 15, 1862, and served as Captain till February, 1865. He owns an improved farm of 400 acres; he was elected a member of the board of supervisors in 1871, and served three years.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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