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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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SEAMAN, W., farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Sandyville; born in Clinton county, Ohio, Sept. 25, 1826; here he grew to manhood, and making the best of the opportunities afforded in those days, he received a very liberal education, so that at the age of nineteen he began teaching, which occupation he followed in the States of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois for eighteen years; he came to this county in 1858, when he combined farming with his profession, teaching winters and farming summers, till Aug. 25, 1862, when he enlisted in Co. B, Thirty-fourth Iowa Infantry; he served to the close of the war, when he was discharged, in September, 1865; he was in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, siege of Vicksburg, Esperanza, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely, and many others in which the regiment was engaged; returning to his home at the close of the war, he resumed farming; he owns a large farm of 160 acres of improved land; he was married April 19, 1859, to Miss Eliza Ditmers, a native of Ohio; they have three children: Editha A., Samuel D., Emma M., all living.

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