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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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MILLER, D. M., farmer, Sec 17, P. O. Indianola; was born in Chester district, South Carolina, in 1828; when about two years old, his parents emigrated to Indiana, where he lived till about twenty-two years of age, then came to Monroe county, this State, in the spring of 1855, and from there to this county, in the spring of 1857; he was twice married, first, in the State of Indiana, March 27, 1855, to Miss Lucinda Harbinson, of that State, who died October 9, 1866, and left a family of two children: Wm. H. and Julia P. who died July 22, 1870; he was married a second time to Miss Mary A. Hemphill, in 1868, a native of Indiana; Mr. Miller was raised on a farm, and has followed the occupation all his life; he now owns a nicely improved farm of 165 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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