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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd 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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MABEARRY, WILLIAM M. farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 1, P.O. Carrollton, was born in Sumner County, Tenn., in 1833; is the son of William B. and Martha Mabearry, who were natives of Tennessee, living there till 1837, when they emigrated to Greene County, the family had no means and hired a wagon to bring them, not having one of their own; the father rented land till 1846, then bought 160 acres, and as he accumulated means bought more land, till at his death, in 1858, he owned 320 acres, His wife still lives, at the age of 68, on the old homestead. The subject of this sketch was married in 1856, to Georgianna E. Trimble, who was born in Pike County, Mo., in 1834, but reared in Greene County; their union was blessed with five children: Elvira, who married J. P. Wood; Agnes, William A., Susan M., and George A. Mr. Mabearry owns 350 acres; has followed the occupation of a farmer all his life; has been township treasurer eight years; was elected to the office of county commissioner at the last election in 1878, which he still fills.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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