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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd 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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HARDEN, R. H. farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 22, P.O. Greenfield, was born in Ohio, in 1846; his father, Robert A. Harden, was a native of Ireland, came to America when he was nineteen years of age, was married to Lucinda Lane; he owned several hundred acres of land at his death. The subject of this sketch was married in 1874 to Lucy Lane, who was born in Texas; have one child, Robert, born in 1877. Mr. Harden owns 140 acres of well improved land.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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