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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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CONDIT, JAPHIA, farmer, Sec. 13; P. O. Cool; was born Aug. 16, 1825, in Essex county, New York; moved with parents to Gallagher county, Ohio, in 1839; was educated in common schools; married Sept. 15, 1855, Mary A., daughter of John Hawk, of Gallagher county, Ohio; has seven children: Phebe A., John S., Elvey O., Harvey L., infant, Hattie, Mary H., of which Hattie and two infants are dead; came to this county in the spring of 1857, and settled on present farm, where he owns 397 acres of land; is a member of the M. E. Church, as are all his family, except one; has been elected Town Clerk, Trustee and Justice of the Peace; has been School Treasurer for the last eleven years.

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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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