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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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MARTIN, CHARLES A., farmer, section 5, P. O. Coin; born April 20, 1846, in Wetzel county, West Virginia; in 1848 came with his parents to Van Buren county, Iowa; in 1863, he went to Idaho, still a wild and unsettled country, in which he had many adventures with Indians, in one affray receiving two severe wounds from arrows; in 1868 returned to his home in Van Buren county, remaining until 1877, when he came to Page county, locating on the farm where he at present resides. Was married December 30, 1869, to Miss Sarah J. Ayers, by whom he has one child: Nellie.

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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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