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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western 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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BUTTERFIELD, MANLY T., Clerk of the State Penitentiary; was born in Franklin Co., Me., June 29, 1836; his parents removed to Dearborn Co., Ind., where he lived until 1857, when he came to Iowa, located in Lee Co., and engaged in teaching school; was afterward engaged in farming; he continued farming and teaching until 1872; then removed to Fort Madison and was in the mercantile business for six years and was appointed to his present position. He married Miss Sarah E. Tibbetts, a native of Indiana, Oct. 28, 1858; Mr. Butterfield has held the office of County Supervisor and other town and school offices.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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