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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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BAILEY, A. S., P. O., Shambaugh, farmer and stock raiser, section 34; born in the state of Pennsylvania in 1849. When a child his parents moved to Washington county, Iowa, where he spent ten years of his boyhood. His parents again moved, this time to Page county, where he reached his majority, and has since resided. In 1876 he came to the conclusion that it “was not well for man to be alone,” and on December 15, Miss Agnes, daughter of Willliam Brown, an old settler of this township, became his wife. Mr. B. has charge of his father’s farm. He is industrious, careful and enjoys the fullest confidence of the people as a man, upright, reliable and honorable, and is esteemed by all who know him, as is also his companion.

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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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