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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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BROWN, THOMAS, farmer, Sec. 17; P. O. Indianola; born Dec. 1, 1801, in Randolph county, North Carolina; here he lived till he was twelve years of age, when his parents moved to Washington county, Indiana, where he lived, till 1831, when he moved to Warren county, Indiana, and remained till 1853, when he moved to this county and settled on the farm where he now resides; he was married Feb. 2, 1825, to Martha Marshall, a native of Tennessee, who died June 4, 1860,leaving a family of eleven children: Isaac, Mary A., Nancy J., Thomas J., Sallie Ann, Alva Curtis, living, and Lurena, Joel, Isam, Allen F. and William H., deceased; he is one of the old settlers of the township, and voted at the first election held in the township.

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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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