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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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BROWN, J. R., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O, Lothrop; born in Laport county, Indiana, March 22, 1837, and came to Butler county, this State, in the spring of 1856, and since that time has lived in Illinois, Missouri and Madison county, this State, and came from there to this county; he was married in this State, in the fall of 1866, to Miss Arminta Casidy, a native of Ohio; they have a family of two sons and one daughter living: Cora Lee, Homer D. and John H., and one deceased, Nina; he enlisted in the late war in Co. G, 32d Iowa Infantry, in August, 1862, and served three years under Captain Roselle; he owns an improved farm of 110 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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