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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union 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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GILL, A. P., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Indianola; born in Belmont county, Ohio, February 1,1842; when quite young his parents removed to Pickaway county; shortly afterward to Franklin county, where his youth and early manhood was spent; and was married in that county to Miss Victoria Spellman, Nov. 6, 1861; by this union there are six children living: J. Byron; Florence, May, James, Sarah and George; Mr. Gill removed to this county in 1868, improving a fine farm on Sec. 16; where he remained until 1876, when he bought his present farm, which is finely cultivated; Mrs. Gill died Sept. 14, 1872; Mr. Gill married again April 20, 1874, Miss Cora E. Wood, of Madison county; to them have been born three children: Edna, Frank and Charlie M.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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