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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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CARPENTER, C. H., farmer, Sec. 9; P.O. Sandyville. The subject of this sketch was born in the State of Vermont, January 27, 1872; he is the grandson of Col. Newton and Benjamin Carpenter, both killed at the battle of Bunker’s Hill; his parents removed to Oakland county, Michigan, 1833, and three years afterwards to Ray county, Missouri, and in 1852 he removed to this county and settled on his present homestead, which consists of sixty acres; he was married in September, 1842, to Amey S. West, a native of Pennsylvania, by which union they have five children: Andrew, Edwin B., Francis (wife of James Sandy), Virgil, and Charles.

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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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