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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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PRATT, A. R., blacksmith, P. O. Stanton; born in August, 1849, in La Salle county, Illinois. Came to Iowa in 1868, remaining but a year, when he went to Missouri, residing in that state three years; from Missouri to Nebraska; Nebraska to Colorado; Colorado to Kansas, and to his present location in May, 1880. Enlisted in company B, 7th Illinois cavalry, when but fourteen years of age, in the year 1863. Among others was in the battles of Memphis, Nashville and Franklin. Was mustered out at Springfield, Illinois, November 4, 1865. His trade was learned by him through the necessities of his service in the army. Was married in 1871 to Miss Nancy Morford, a native of Pennsylvania. They have three children: Frederick, Edith and Grace.

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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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