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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  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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JAMES A. HOUGLAND, a native of Warrick County, Ind., was born December 18, 1825, the second of eight children born to Abraham and Susan (Ward) Hougland, both natives of Kentucky. The father was married in his native State and came to Warrick County the fall of 1824, bought a farm three miles from Boonville, upon which he located and followed farming successfully, being one of the energetic and prominent men of the county in his day. His death occurred some eight or ten years ago, the mother’s death occurring three years previous. James A. was raised on the farm with his parents, receiving a fair education in the country schools. At the age of twenty-three he married and settled on the farm where he now lives and has been one of Warrick County’s most successful farmers. He now owns 230 acres of land in a fair state of improvement and with good buildings. In February, 1849, he married Malinda Johnson, of Warrick County, by whom he is father of eight children, four of whom are now living, named Martha (Mrs. Charles Baker), Kella, Charles J., and Anna S. In politics Mr. Hougland is a stanch Republican and he and wife have been leading members of the German Baptist Church for about twenty-five years.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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