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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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SEARCY, A., farmer, section 18, P. O. College Springs; born October 10, 1823, in Kentucky. He reached the age of manhood in his native state, but in 1850 moved with his parents to Clay county, Missouri. In April, 1854, he came from the latter state to Iowa, settling in Amity, and is the oldest living settler in the township. He was married in Clay county, Missouri, in 1851, to Miss Jane Scoggan, a native of Indiana, by whom he became the father of eight children, six of whom are now living: Alex A., Lillian, Francis R., William P., Cora L., and George G. This wife dying in May, 18—, he was again married, to Miss Maggie S. Yates, a native of Wisconsin, June 7, 1876. Mr. Searcy has a fine farm of 220 acres of land, all under cultivation or pasturage. He has a fine orchard of 150 apple trees, all bearing choice fruits.

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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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