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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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ALMARON J. MOON (Smith & Moon), general stock, Lexington; born in Fayette Co., Ohio, Dec. 19, 1837; removing, at the age of 22, to this State, locating in Lawndale Township, McLean Co., where, for several years, he followed farming and stock-raising; in 1863, he removed to Lexington Township, and to his present home in 1870, and engaged in the mercantile business, under the firm name of Smith & Moon; he still, owns 285 acres of farm land, valued at $11,400. Married in 1861, to Miss Zerelda J. Batterton, who was born in Lawndale Township, this county, her father having settled in the county at an early day; they have two children — Irena and Martha. Mr. M. is a member of Lexington Lodge, No. 482, A., F. & A. M.

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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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