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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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CARLETON, J. P., farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. St. Mary’s; born in Belmont county, Ohio, December 25, 1840, where he was raised, having the advantage of a common school education; removed to Greene county, Pennsylvania, in 1863, and for two years engaging in farming in that county; in March, 1865, he removed to this county, and improved the farm where he now resides; was married March 1, 1866, to Miss Sarah E. Bryan, of this county, formerly of Morgan county, Illinois; to them have been born three children: O. W., Turner and Ada Esther are living; Robert William died September 4, 1875; his farm consists of 120 acres of choice land, well cultivated; the grounds surrounding his residence are laid out with admirable judgment, and embellished with shade and evergreen trees; has been chosen to fill many important offices in his township, which he has filled with honor to himself and general satisfaction to his township; genial, courteous and affable, he is respected by all who know him.

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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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