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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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BENJAMIN J. MARRIOTT, saloon and billiard hall, Chenoa; was born in Lincolnshire, England, Oct. 14, 1836; he was raised on a farm, and, in 1856, came to this country, and coming direct to Peoria Co., Ill. began work as a hostler in a hotel in Brimfield; he was afterward employed for a short time in a brick yard, after which, in 1859, he went to work on a farm in Orange Prairie; in 1862, he went to El Paso, and learned the carpenter’s trade, which he followed in that place six years; in 1869, he came to Chenoa and worked at his trade for a while; he helped to build Mr. Balboch’s store, and several buildings in the country; he then engaged in his present business, which he has followed mainly to the present time. He was married Nov. 2, 1865, to Mrs. Eliza Kreis of El Paso, who was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., May 4, 1844; they have six children — Elizabeth, Charles H., George W., Alice M., John F. and Mary A.

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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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