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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. 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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HENRY M. KERBAUGH, farmer; P. O. Stanford; was born in Greene Co., Tenn., Jan. 14, 1823; there he followed farming. In the fall of 1853, he moved to Allin Township, McLean Co., Ill. He married Margaret Davis, daughter of Thomas Davis, of Tennessee; she was born Feb. 19, 1817; they have six children living, viz., Mary K., Joseph D., Martha A., Andrew J., Catherine E. and Lucy J. (twins); the first born, Margaret M., died Aug. 23, 1869, aged 21 years and 1 month. He owns a fine farm of 80 acres. Mr. and Mrs. Kerbaugh and their family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, on Sec. 15, he being a charter member, and one of the main organizers and aiders in erecting the edifice; the Church was organized in what was known as the Indiana Schoolhouse; and the church was completed and dedicated Aug. 18, 1866.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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