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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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ASH, MICHAEL, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Summerset; born in Loudan county, Va., June 24th, 1810, and when about seven years old his parents emigrated to Alleghany county, Maryland, where he lived until about 28 years of age, and followed the lumber business. He went back to West Va., and in the year 1838 married Miss Sarah Hass, of Hampshire county, that State; he then went to Indiana and lived until his coming to this county, which was in November, 1852. They have a family of six children living: William, John, Abram, Sarah (now wife of E. J. Yount), Martha (now wife W. A. Dowell, of Cass county, Iowa), and David, and five deceased. He owns an improved farm of 200 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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