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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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BURLINGAME, S. L., farmer and carpenter, Sec. 3, P. O. Lothrop; was born in Ohio, February 17, 1825, and lived there till about twenty-six years old; came to this county in the fall of 1850, and settled on what is known as the six mile strip, which then belonged to Polk county; was married in this county, to Miss Rhoda Tuttle, December 31, 1850, a native of Ohio; have five sons and six daughters: Josiah T., T. J., A. L., Sarah N., Adaline F., S. C. Perry, Dora A., Frank L., Lillie and Nellie (twins), and Rhoda E.; was in the late war in Co. E, Second Iowa Infantry; mustered in September 28, 1864, mustered out June 12, 1865; was in the battles of Savanah, Georgia; Columbia, South Carolina; Bentonville, North Carolina, and the taking of Raleigh, North Carolina; has been surveyor two terms, and justice of the peace, in 1857.

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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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