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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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MOON, J. F., of Moon and Chapman, wagon-makers and blacksmiths, P. O. Sandyville; born in Fayette county, Ohio, December 11, 1841, and when eight years old, his parents came to this county, where the subject of this sketch was raised, and has experienced the ups and downs connected with pioneer life, and the improving of a new country; when twenty-eight years of age he learned his present trade which he has successfully followed since; he was married in October, 1868, to Miss Amy Baccus, who was born in the State of Missouri; they have four children: Ulyssus S., Edward H., Arch and George; he enlisted in the 1st Iowa Cavalry in 1861, but was rejected on the account of his age, which was only fourteen years; on January 17, 1865, he again enlisted in Co. B, Fortieth Iowa Infantry, and served till the close of the war.

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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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