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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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THOMAS, MARY A., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Lothrop, widow of Simon Thomas, who was born in Virginia, September 27, 1826, and lived there till twelve years old, and came with his parents to Ohio; it was while there that Mr. Thomas was married to her; her maiden name was Mary A. Tucker, a native of Virginia; they left Ohio and came to Warren county in 1855; he died September 21, 1873; have a family of one son and one daughter: George H., and Sarah E. (now Mrs. Lough); her son, Geo. H., enlisted in the late war, under Capt. Ogg, in the Third Iowa Infantry, May 1861; owns a farm of 160 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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