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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. 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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ALBERT H. MARQUIS, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Belleflower; one of the early settlers of the county; was born in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1834; came to this State in 1853, but did not make a permanent settlement until 1865; having in his boyhood days a proclivity for traveling, he set out for this State in the employ of Clafflin & Co., of Ohio, manufacturers of paper; while in their employ, he traveled principally through the eastern part of this State and Indiana with a team, as at that time there were no railroads in this section of the country. Since his residence in this county, he has held the office of Supervisor and other prominent offices. In 1861, he was married to Miss Martha J. Logan, who was born in New York; they have six children, viz., Ross, George, Frank, Harry K., Ralph S. and Mabel. The farm of Mr. Marquis consists of 160 acres, valued at $6,500.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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