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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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BARTHOLOMEW, G. M., merchant, Palmyra; was born in Indiana, in 1825, but was raised in Illinois from a small boy; his parents died when he was young; he located in this county, in 1852, in October, and that same year he engaged in the mercantile business, and has been connected with it since; October 2, 1878, he was burned out, and his loss is estimated at about seven thousand dollars, but he rebuilt as soon as possible; he married in Illinois, in 1849, to Miss Mary Flesher, of that State; they have seven children: W. N., Ezra, Laura, Noah, James, Joseph and Minnie; he enlisted in the one hundred day service, in Co. A, Forty-eighth Iowa, but served for five months; he owns 142 acres of land, and follows farming to quite an extent; was appointed postmaster at Palmyra, 1859.

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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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