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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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BARTLETT, E. G., farmer and merchant; lives in Lacona owns forty acres of land in Sec. 27, and his hotel and store property in Lacona; he was born March 10, 1821, in West Virginia; he moved to Adams county, Illinois, in 1843, and to this county in 1853; he is one of the leading men of the township; has been elected justice of the peace, a position he now holds; has also been township clerk, trustee and county supervisor; he went to Pikes Peak in 1859, and spent two and one-half years, when he returned to this place; he was secretary of the first school board and built the first school-house; built the first frame house and set out the first orchard in the township; he is now postmaster, and keeps the office in his store, where he also keeps a large stock of dry goods groceries, etc.; he also keeps a hotel, where the weary traveler always finds rest and a hearty welcome from the landlord; he is a printer by trade, but has done nothing at it of late years; he was twice married, first, December 18, 1843, to Sarah, daughter of John Potter, of West Virginia; they had seven children: Beatrice A., Rufus J., Eugene C., Izorah, Ediadore S., Horace G., Nettie M.; Beatrice A., Rufus J., Eugene C. and Izorah are dead; wife died December 6, 1870; married again May 22, 1872, Mrs. Eliza J. Coles, daughter of Jonathan Morris, of West Virginia; they have had four children: Lola, Elbridge G., Dale and an infant; E. G. and Dale are dead.

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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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