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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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OWEN, SAMUEL, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Indianola; was born in Warren county, Ohio, in 1806, and emigrated with his parents to Hendricks county, Indiana, in 1826, and came to this county in the spring of 1850, and settled on his present homestead, which he purchased of Harrison Jordan, who had served in the Mexican War; he has been twice married; first in Indiana, in 1833, to Miss Ruth Vestal, of North Carolina, who is now deceased; they had a family of sixteen children, of whom only nine are living: Oliver G., James H, Mary E., Margery L., Ludah A., Ellen M., Malisna H., Edwin J., and Sarah E.; he was married a second time to Betsey A. Haworth, in 1871, who died in 1872; Mr. Owen was raised on a farm, but when grown he learned the carpenters trade, which he followed till twenty-seven years of age, and since has followed his present occupation; he has been a pioneer all his life, having lived in Ohio and Indiana, when they were new and came to this county when it was in its infancy.

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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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