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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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STAFFORD, JAMES, retired merchant; was born in Highland county, Ohio, December 27, 1810; he was raised a farmer, and lived in Ohio until his removal to this county in 1855; he engaged in selling goods in Sandyville twenty years, and dealt to some extent in stock; he owns 430 acres of land; he has held various township offices, and held the office of postmaster eighteen years, and township clerk seventeen years; in 1875 he sold out his business in Sandyville and moved to Indianola; he married Miss Sarah Boyd in 1854; she was born in Baltimore, Maryland.

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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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