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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  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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THRALL, A. A., farmer, section 24, 160 acres, P. O. Bradyville; born in Montgomery county, Ohio, March 26, 1817. In 1840 moved to Boone county, Indiana, and to Page county, Iowa, in 1861. Was married to Miss Mariah Green in Preble county, Ohio, February 26, 1840. Is the father of two children by this wife, Annie E. and Mary C. His wife died in 1847. Married for his second wife Miss Lyda Johns, by whom he has six children George W., John H., Rachael A., Arthur A. Sarah J., and Minnie B. Mr. Thralls retains the vigor of manhood in a wonderful degree, though now 63 years of age. A lifetime of usefulness is crowned with a happy old age.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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