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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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CARPENTER, WILLET, livery stable; was born in York State in 1872; when about six years of age his parents moved to Michigan where he remained till 1854, when he came to this county; he married near Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1854, and started to his present home the next day; the maiden name of his wife was Miss Lora A. Garrett, a native of Canada; he commenced blacksmithing in 1847 and followed it till 1869; he ironed the first wagon and buggy that was built in the county; has lost one son: Leon; he was raised a farmer till about twenty-one years of age; in 1851 he went to California and spent three years and returned with three dollars.

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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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