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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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BRAND, D. C., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Spring Hill; born in Erie county, New York, June 27, 1824; and lived there till twenty-five years old; he came first to this county in the fall of 1848, and remained till the fall of 1850; then returned to his old home in New York, and was married to Miss Louisa Ranney in 1850, a native of New York; he then came back to this county in March, 1854, and since that time has lived on the same farm; has a family of eight children living; Alice (wife of Henry Brown), Sarah, George, Minnie, Warren, Mary, Carrie, Nellie; one deceased: Francis D.; owns an improved farm of 166 acres.

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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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