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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, W. F., farmer, See. 23; P. O. Hartford; born in Tippecanoe county, Indiana, Jan. 14, 1836; he came to this county with his parents in 1853; he owns 563 acres of choice land, well improved; he was married May 23, 1858, to Miss Rachel Biers, a native of Summit county, Ohio; they have five children living: Melissa M., Elizabeth, James F., George W. and Rachel, and have lost three: Martha J., Eva and Cora; he has held various township offices of trust, and makes a specialty of raising fine stock; is quite extensively engaged in short horn grades, having about eighty head on hand; he also raises and feeds stock.

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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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