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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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HENDERSON, JOHN H.; was born in Warren county on the 16th day of December, 1848, and received his education in the schools and the Seminary of Indianola; he chose the law as his profession, and in 1870 was admitted to the bar and began the practice; in September, 1873, he formed a partnership with W. H. Berry, under the firm name of Henderson & Berry, which has since continued uninterrupted, and has been very successful; he was married on the 8th of October, 1868, to Miss Nancy J. Spray; Mr. Henderson had a fine business training under his father as deputy treasurer, which has stood him in good stead in the practice of law; few young men have met with a more rapid or a better deserved success than he, and he has demonstrated that work, always counts and gains that advancement which all men desire, but which but few command; Mr. Henderson has also taken an active part in educational affairs, and is a member of the executive committee of Simpson Centenary College; he richly deserves the success he has won; his children are Edgar Brenton, born June 23, 1872; Frank Pervin, born November 11, 1875, and Inez Spray, born September 6, 1877; his oldest, Alfred Johnson, born September 18, 1869, is dead.

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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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