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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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HARGIS, JOHN, grain dealer; P. O. Carlisle, born in Pulaski county, October 4, 1816; when fourteen years of age his parents moved to Edgar county, Illinois, where they remained one year, and then removed to Shelby county, Indiana; while there he married to Miss Sarah E. Reamer, February 19, 1839; she was born there in December, 1822; in 1844 they removed to St. Joseph county, Missouri, where they lived until 1848, when they came to this county and located in Carlisle; his wife died August 5, 1863; they had one son, who was in the late rebellion, in Co. B. 10th Iowa infantry, and was wounded at Champion Hills, and died three days after his return home; Mr. Hargis married again, to Mary E., widow of Samuel Mack (her maiden name was Scovill), September 25, 1844; she died February 5, 1874; he married again to Sarah Scovill, sister of his second wife, January, 1875.

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