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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company 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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HAMILTON, JESSE, far., Sec. 26; P. O. New Boston; born in Ripley Co., Ind., Dec. 22, 1824; came to Lee Co. in 1849, first to Keokuk; remained for eighteen years. Married Miss Charity A. Thomas in 1853; she died Aug. 9, 1861, when Mr. H. enlisted in the 3d I. V. C., in Co. C; served until the close of the war; was in several battles and skirmishes. At the close of the war, returned home and married Mrs. Mary Gildersleive Sept. 14, 1865; she was born in Pennsylvania Sept. 22, 1828; her maiden name was Mary Jordan. Mr. H. owns twenty-five acres of land, and is a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. H. is a member of M. E. Church; Mr. H. is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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