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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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BROUGHT, DAVID, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Indianola; born in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1811, where he was raised; he was married September 23, 1832, to Miss Margaret Marks, a native of Mifflin county, Pennsylvania; by this union there are seven children, now living: F. C., L. N., Josephine (now Mrs. Campbell, of Kansas), C. G., Rosetta M. (now Mrs. James White, living in Kansas), Samuel M. and David E., having lost one daughter, who died when an infant; his son Paterson, at the age of twenty-four years, in 1860, strangely disappeared, without apparent cause, and has not been heard from since, though every effort has been made in his behalf; August 14, 1852, Mrs. Brought died, of cholera, leaving her bereaved husband the care of 7 small children; in the fall of the same year he removed to this county, arriving here Nov. 8, 1852; Mr. Brought had used up all his funds when he arrived at Burlington, but succeeded in effecting a loan of ten dollars, which enabled him to reach his destination; bankrupt in money, but rich in pluck, energy and a noble purpose, he has, by economy and good management, succeeded in surrounding himself and family with a splendid home, where hospitality is extended, not only to friends, but strangers; genial, whole-souled and generous-hearted, he now, in his old days, is loved by all that know him; owns an extensive farm of 640 acres, with a grand old orchard, an extensive grapery and 125 stands of Italian bees.

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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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