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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union Historical Company 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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MOSHER, ASA, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Liberty Center, born March 22, 1802, in Washington county, New Jersey; parents moved to Deleware county, Ohio, in 1818; he came to Iowa, and settled where he now lives in 1853; owns a beautiful farm of one hundred and sixty acres, well improved; was one of the first settlers of the township; helped to organize the township Government, and voted at the first election held, at which time he was elected one of three township trustees, and has held the same office several times since; was always a strong partisan of the Old Free Soil party; he was married July 6, 1825, to Sarah P., daughter of Jonathan Bunker, a native of Nantucket Island; they had nine children: Stephen, Jonathan B., Hannah, Thomas T., Susan B., Elijah P., Sarah A., Mary A., Obediah A.; Thos. and Hannah are dead.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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