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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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BALL, JAMES, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Milo; he was born July 24, 1820, in Indiana; he was left an orphan at the age of nine years, and wandered through Ohio and Indiana, peddling and working by the month, to get his start in the world; he came to this county in 1856, and settled where he now lives, in 1857; he owns 120 acres of land; he was one of the first settlers of the township; he was married June 6, 1845, to Matilda A. Wilson, a native of Indiana; they have six children: Sarah J., Ira, Lydia, Nancy, James C., and John; all of them are now living.

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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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