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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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BUTLER, W. H., retired farmer was born in Virginia in 1815, and came to Indianola, with his parents, in 1821; he was engaged in stock trading, in Wisconsin, for about fifteen years; he came to this county in 1864, and bought the land that he now owns, which consists of 335 acres, and also owns a nice residence in town, which he occupies; he was married in Indianola, in 1858, to Miss S. E. Truitt; they have a family of two sons: William F. and Edward P. He was through the Northern part of the State as early as 1845, but did not locate; since he came to the county his occupation has been that of a farmer.

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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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