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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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RANDOLPH, A., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Indianola, was born in Montgomery county, Kentucky, August 13, 1808, and was raised there; he removed from Kentucky to Montgomery county, Indiana, in 1829, and lived in Indiana until his removal to Marion county, Iowa, in 1851; after a residence of one year in Marion county, he came to Warren county, in February, 1852, locating where he now resides; he owns 240 acres of land; when he settled here White Oak township was not organized; he assisted in its organization, and has held various township offices and has been closely identified with its growth and prosperity; a man of untarnished reputation, upright and honorable in all his transactions, he is held in deservedly high esteem by all with whom he is intimately acquainted; he married Miss Elizabeth Switzer, October 20, 1829; she was a native of Montgomery county, Kentucky, and died in 1841; he married for his second wife Miss Sarah Ally, in January, 1842; she was born in Virginia, and died in 1855; he afterwards married Mrs. Adamson, of Virginia, in 1856; has five children by first marriage: Lucindia (now Mrs. Bilbo), Meranda (now Mrs. Moon), Louisa (now Mrs. Ray) Wm. H., John W.; lost three: James, Elizabeth, and Nancy; the former enlisted in the war during the rebellion, and died, near Memphis, on his return, in 1865; has two children by second marriage: J. Marion and Thomas Grant; Mrs. Randolph has two children: May and Simon Adamson; Mr. Randolph is a descendant of the Randolph family, of Virginia.

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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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