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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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BRAMHALL, JOHN, stock raiser, Sec. 17; P. O. Carlisle; was born in Derbyshire, England, September 7, 1805, and in the spring of 1831 he came to the United States, and located in Boston, where he worked in a cotton factory, eighteen miles from the city, and while there he married to Miss Elona Smith, a native of Boston, January, 1832; he left there in February, 1833, and came to Carroll county, Ohio, and engaged in farming, till 1850, when he came to this county and located where he now lives; his wife died at Indianola, July 20, 1868, and left four sons, and four daughters: Betsy, Joseph, Eleazer, Eramerson, Harrison, Mary A. M., Hannah, Hellen; he married again to Julia Asbury, September, 1868, a native of England; they have one son, John A; was engaged in the hardware business for about four years, and the balance of the time he has given his attention to stock raising, and that of the best quality.

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