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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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RANDOLPH, JOHN W., farmer, Sec. 9; P. O. Indianola; born in Boone county, Indiana, December 3, 1842; his father removed to Howard county, Indiana, in 1844, where he remained until 1852, when he came to this county, where the subject of this sketch was raised; October 15, 1862, he enlisted in Co. C, 34th Iowa Infantry, and served until February 28, 1863; he again enlisted in Co. A, 3d Iowa cavalry, December 24, 1863, participating in the following battles: Siege of Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, Saline river, Plantersville, Alabama, Big Blue, Osaque, Selma, Capture of Montgomery and others; he was wounded at Columbus April 16, 1865, and discharged, from hospital, September 12, 1865; he married Miss Mary E. Anderson December 4, 1865; she was born in Illinois;, owns a farm of 132 acres.

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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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