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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Henry C. Wallen, farmer, is a son of Elisha and Mary (Hughes) Wallen, both native Tennesseeans, and born in 1795 and 1799, respectively. They came to Washington County, Mo., in 1806, and here spent the remainder of their lives. The father was a farmer, and a soldier in the War of 1812. In the latter part of his life he affiliated with the Democratic party, but was formerly a Whig. He was a stirring and energetic business man, and was a great lover of hunting, being a fine marksman. He died in 1872, and his wife in 1866. Their family consisted of eighteen children, nine sons and nine daughters. Their son, Henry C., was born on the farm where he now lives, in 1843, and was educated in the subscription schools. In 1868 he married Miss Nancy J. Tullock, who was born in St. Francois County, Mo., in 1846. To them have been born seven children: Eliza C, Minnie B., Samuel A., Luther H., Herman T., Louella B. and Lillie G. Mr. Wallen is a Democrat, and a member of the Masonic fraternity. He has lived on his present farm of 251 acres all his life, and, besides this property, owns a fifth interest in the Wallen Copper Mines.

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