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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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CUNNINGHAM, N., farmer and fine stock dealer, Sec. 22; P. O. Sandyville; he owns a splendid farm of ninety-five acres adjoining the town of Sandyville; he was born in Upper Canada Sept. 5, 1828; his parents moved to Noble county, Ind., in 1840, and to this county in 1856; he was educated in common schools, and raised on the farm; he is a man full of energy and enterprise; he enlisted August 13, 1862, in Co. D, 34th Iowa Infantry, and served to the close of the war, when he received an honorable discharge; was in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Fort Gaines, Ft. Blakely, and numerous skirmishes, in which the regiment was engaged; was in active duty at all times during his term of service; married Oct. 19, 1853, to Miss Almira Keeney, a native of Licking county, Ohio; they have two children: Alva K. and Milda—both living.

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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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