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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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LATIMER, J. D., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Indianola; born in Mercer, now Boyle county, Ky., February 6, 1809, and raised there; in 1838 he removed to Park county, Ind., and remained there until 1847, removing to this county in 1852; settling where he now resides; he married Miss Cyntha Bilbo June 16, 1831; she was born in the same county; they have seven children living: Wm. P., Maxwell J., Mary J. (now Mrs. Thos. M McClure), Martha A. (now Mrs. J T. Bussell), Sarah E. (now Mrs. Jas. McCampbell), George H. and Cyntha E. (now Mrs. J. C. Clark); one son, John S., died December 26, 1845.

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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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