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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, J. P., farmer, lives on Sec. 22; P. O. Liberty Center; he was born October 5, 1836, in Morrow county, Ohio; parents moved to this county, in the spring of 1853; he was educated in common schools; in 1858 he settled on his present farm, where he has 120 acres of fine land, and a pleasant home; he was married November 8, 1858, to Angeline, daughter of Samuel James of Warren county; has had no children; he has held every office in the township except assessor, and has been continually in office since 1858.

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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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