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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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BASSETT, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Sandyville; born in Athens county, Ohio, April 10, 1839; and at the age of sixteen he came with his parents to this county, where he has since resided; he begun life with nothing but stout hands, a brave heart, and energy and industry as a capital, and by this has accumulated a handsome property; he now owns a finely improved farm of 240 acres, and also owns 60 acres of valuable land in Missouri: he was married August 9, 1859, to Miss S. E. Spurgeon, of Washington county, Indiana; they have four children living; Amzi L., Commodore R., Samuel E. and Ida May; has held the office of township trustee for three terms.

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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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