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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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STANTON, A., farmer, nurseryman and dairyman, P. O., College Springs. Born October 13, 1832, in the state of Ohio. Came with his mother to Lee county in 1848, remaining one year. He then went to Appanoose county, Iowa, living there the following five years. In 1863 he came to Amity, of which he has since been a continuous resident. He has been twice married; first, in 1856, to Miss Mary Woodmanse, a native of Ohio. This wife died in October, 1859. Was again married in 1863 to Bell S. Boyles, a native of Ohio, by which union they are the parents of four children: Harlan W., Mary, J. Bimsey and Jennie. Mr. Stanton’s portrait shows him to be a man of character and worthy of confidence. As a business man he has won many friends; as a man of strict morals and sterling integrity he enjoys the utmost esteem of those who know him.

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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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