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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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BLAKE, JOSEPH, farmer, Sec. 1, P.O. Palmyra; was born in Noble county, Ohio, in the year 1833, January 20, and came to this county, in 1855, and since that time has made it his permanent home; he was married in Ohio, in 1854, to Miss Lucinda Wheeler, of that State, who died May 7, 1873, and left a family of seven sons and five daughters: Andrew N., George N., Eli V., Joseph A., Lydia A., Elmer E., Roselia E., Ulyssus G., Leveretta J., Gentiliska May, Mary J. and Benjamin, who has since died; he was married a second time, December 19, 1877, to Nancy E. Adkins, of Indiana; they have one son: Wm.; he owns an improved farm of 175 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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