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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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BEAMAN, N. R., builder and wagon-maker, P. O. Sandyville; born in Monroe county, Indiana, January 29, 1836, and in 1854 he came with his father to the county where he has resided since; when twenty-two years of age he, without any instruction, began the manufacture of furniture, which sold in Sandyville and the surrounding vicinity; in 1865 he added house-building to his other occupation, and has been very successful, as some of the best houses and churches in this part of the county bears evidence; he married August 6, 1858, to Miss Mary J. Goss, a native of Indiana; they have one daughter living, Martha Ann, and have lost three, Lizzie May, Gay and Rose; he owns a good residence, five lots, and his shop.

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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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