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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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BUXTON, WILLIAM, farmer, and stock raiser, P. O. Carlisle; born in Derbyshire, England, May 16, 1830; when twenty-one years of age he came to the United States, and went with his brother to Shelby county, Indiana, where he remained till Nov. 1852; he rode from Shelbyville to this county, on horseback; he married Miss Betsy, daughter of John Bramhall, (who came to this county in 1850), on April 28, 1858, a native of Massachusetts; he lived in an old log-house for about seventeen years; has a family of one son and four daughters: Elizabeth A., Sarah E., William Jr., Clara and Agnes; he owns about 2000 acres of land, nearly all improved: is interested in the stock business quite largely, and also owns a woolen mill at Palmyra, one of the oldest in Central Iowa; he bought out Simpson Hargis, one of the first settlers.

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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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