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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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CLOUGH, MRS. SALLIE, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Summerset; born in Meigs county, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1829, and was married to Thomas Morris Clough July 3, 1853; he was born in the Newberry settlement, Washington county, Ohio; he came to Iowa in 1843; first bought a claim in Jefferson county; he helped put up the first houses in Oskaloosa; was at Des Moines when it was merely a fort and occupied by soldiers; in 1846 he came to the Three River country, then unsurveyed, took a claim and made a farm, upon which he lived till his death, which occurred Wednesday, April 10, 1878, at his residence on his farm two miles east of Summerset; he was a man of sterling moral worth; all who ever knew him are well assured that he never defrauded a person in his life; he was a warm and true friend; he took your hand with a grip, and never wounded the feelings of a friend by a sarcasm, even in the guise of a joke; no more worthy old settler has been nor shall be followed to his grave; to us he leaves a legacy of fond recollections, with nothing to mar; blessed shall he be in our remembrance of him; he left one daughter: Sallie S., now living with her mother.

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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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