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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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MORRIS, BENJAMIN, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Lothrop; is a native of Clark county, Kentucky; born October 7th, 1821, and came from there to Shelby county, Ind., with his parents when about four years old, and remained there till he came to this county, in October, 1853. He was married in Shelby county, Indiana, to Miss Artie Keck, a native of West Va., Dec. 17, 1846; she was born Nov. 11, 1827; they have a family of seven children living: Daniel T., Annie, Willis G., Marion F., Allen M., Riley, and Dora, and three deceased: Clark, Greenlee, and Elda. Annie is now the wife of D. S. Myers; they have one son: Willis A. Mr. Morris owns a farm of 281 acres.

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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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