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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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AYLSWORTH, C. A., P. O. Clarinda, farmer and stock raiser, section 24, the owner of 331 acres of as good land as there is in Page county, in a high state of cultivation, well watered and adapted to stock raising. He was born in Rhode Island in 1818. Lived there until a man grown. Was educated in the common schools of that state. He moved from there to Ohio in 1844, remaining there until the spring of 1849. During the summer of that year he visited the gold fields of California, going overland driving an ox team. Started May 9, and arrived in Hangtown, October 2. He remained there some four years and then went to Monmouth, Illinois, where he remained until he came here about ten years ago. He was married in 1854 to Miss Augusta Joslin, native of Ohio. They have four children living: Annie M., Harry W., Charles R. and Willis C.; and Frank J., Mary L. and Allen B., deceased. Mrs. A. is a member of the M. E. church. Mr. A. is one of Page county’s most enterprising farmers.

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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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