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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, T. M., blacksmith, Sec. 17; P. O. Carlisle; born in Susquehanna county, Penn., Oct. 19, 1826, and lived there till he was 19 years of age; he commenced his trade at the age of 14, and has followed it as an occupation through life. He traveled more or less until he was 30 years of age, when he went to Missouri, where he remained till 1861, when he came to Carlisle. He married in Schuyler county, Mo., to Miss Mary J. Harmon, a native of O.; they have five sons and three daughters: Sylvester D., Milo M., Clarissa, Nettie E., Leroy G., Thos. M., Reta, and Benjamin F. He owns a farm of 40 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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