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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps 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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MOREHOUSE, E. B., Gen. Agt. Keokuk and Northern Line Packet Company; office, wharf boat; residence, Vermont bet. 14th and 16th streets. He was born in Norwalk, Ohio, Nov. 1, 1841. In 1862 he enlisted, for one year, in the 88th Ohio Inf. After the time had expired, he re-enlisted, for one year, in the 39th Mo. Inf., and was honorably discharged from both regiments. In 1865 was appointed 1st Clerk of the steamer Lucy Bertram, plying between St. Louis and Keokuk. He followed this profession for twelve years, and during all this time held first-class positions, as clerk, under the control of the same company. In 1877 he was appointed by the company to his present position; married Miss Louise A. Davis at Springfield, Ill. Dec. 16, 1867. She was born in St. Catharines, Canada, in 1848, and came to the United States with her parents in 1852, locating near Springfield, Ill. One child: Howard J., born Oct. 10, 1868. Religion, Protestant. Politics, Democrat. Is a member of the Mutual Aid Society and Pride of the West Lodge A. O. U. W., of Quincy, Ill.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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