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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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BURRIS, J. W., carpenter and farmer, Sec: 34; P. O. Indianola, born in Belmont county, Ohio, April 3, 1822, and lived there until eleven years of age, when he emigrated, with his parents, to Butler county, the same State, and remained there till twenty-four years of age; he married Miss Mary Woodruff, a native of Ohio, January 24, 1847; then emigrated to Indiana in 1848, and came from there to Des Moines in the spring of 1860, and from there to this county February 24, 1865; has a family of three children living: Luther L., Catharine A. (wife of George Hensel), and Mary J.; has a fine farm of 120 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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