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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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CHANTRY, A. J.; born in Van Buren county, Iowa, June 13, 1841. His parents were among the earliest settlers of that county. His mother was a highly educated lady, from whom he received his early education. He commenced teaching when nineteen years of age. Enlisted in the 29th Iowa infantry when twenty-one, and served three years of the war, and participated in eleven regular battles. Was wounded twice, and is now carrying a confederate ball in his shoulder. Mr. C. was promoted to first lieutenant, and at the close of the war received a captain’s commission. At the close of the great struggle he settled on section six, Fremont township, where he now lives. Was elected representative from Page county to the general assembly in the fall of 1873. Married in 1865 to Hattie Raines, daughter of Henry Raines, Esq., of Mills county. He is the father of seven children, five of whom are living: M. A., Warren, Alfred, Lillie and Forest R. He is a kind, genial gentleman, of good business ability.

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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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