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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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BRAZELTON, R. C., justice of the peace, Summerset; was born in Jefferson county, East Tennessee, May 8, 1813, and was fourteen years of age when his parents moved to Vermillion county, Illinois; was all through the Black Hawk war, from the beginning to the end; in 1834 he went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was with a surveying party all over the state; in 1865, he came to this county, and located two miles east of Indianola, on a farm; he had all the advantages of the common schools of Illinois and graduated at New Market College, in Tennessee; studied law, and was admitted to the bar; he began in his profession in 1844, and continued for about fifteen years, until coming to this county; he has been twice married; first to Miss Nancy Lemley, of Vermillion county, Illinois, who died near Indianola, in 1873, leaving a family of nine children; he again married to Margaret, widow of Samuel Snyder, February 13, 1875, a native of Pennsylvania, who has four children by former marriage; Mr. B. has been justice of the peace for four years, and school treasurer for seven years.

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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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