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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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CONVERSE, URIAH, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 14, P.O. Greenfield. Was born in Vermont, Dec. 24, 1824. His father, Alfred Converse, was married in Vermont, to Betsy Cary, who was a native of Vermont; seven children, five living. The subject of this sketch is the fifth child; was twenty-one years of age when he came to Greene County, Ill.; entered 40 acres of land from the Government and commenced life on the unbroken soil of Greene County as a farmer. As he accumulated, bought land till he now owns 420 acres, which has been made by hard labor and economy. Married twice: first in 1848, to Miss Sarah E. Cary, who was born July 15, 1829, died May 30, 1852, leaving two children, Flora A., and Harriet E.; married second time Sept. 20, 1855, to Minerva Standefer, who was born Jan. 15, 1835, in Marion County, Tenn.; came to Illinois in 1851; five children by this marriage: Otis E., Fannie D., Henry, Jane, Truman U.

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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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