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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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LEGGETT, J. L., merchant, P. O. Lothrop; was born in Belmont county, Ohio, August 30, 1839, went from there with his parents to Indiana, and only remained about one year, and then to Marshall county, Illinois, and lived there until about seventeen years of age; then came to Warren county, in 1857, and made his home with his half brother, Wm. N. James, except a part of the time, when he was visiting his parents in Illinois; at the outbreak of the war, he enlisted in Co. K, Ninth Illinois Cavalry, March 6, 1862, and was mustered out at East Port, Mississippi, March 6,1865; was in the battles of Franklin, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee, and Tupello, Tennessee; after the war he came back to this county, and married Miss Emaline E. Johnson, October 5, 1865, a native of this State; have a family of two sons and one daughter: Annie B., Bertie L., and Ikie W., postmaster at Lothrop, was appointed September 30, 1874; owns a farm of 120 acres in Adair county, this State.

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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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