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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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BOYLES, GILBERT, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. New Virginia; was born March 29, 1813, in Barber county, West Virginia; he married, November 27, 1841, Joanna, daughter of John Felton, of same county; emigrated to this county in the fall of 1856; settled where he now lives; owns two hundred acres of land; was one of the first settlers; has six children: Sarah M., John W., Hudson R., Jas. B., L. A. and Chas. E., all alive and residents of this county; is a member of the M. E. Church.

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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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