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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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ASHWORTH, J. R., farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Norwalk; born in North Carolina in 1831, and came to Indiana when quite young, where he was raised, with the exception of two years that he spent in Missouri; was married in Indiana, to Miss Sophia Miller, a native of Ohio, in 1851; they came to this county in October, 1853; they have a family of ten children living: Frank, Alice, Enoch J., William A., John, Laura, Fannie, George W., Annetta and Clara; four deceased; he enlisted in the late war in Co. H, Thirty-fourth Iowa Infantry, Aug. 19, 1862, and served two years and three months; was at the siege of Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, Fort Morgan, Donelson, and other engagements; owns a finely improved farm of 276 acres.

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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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