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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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THOMPSON, D. A., postmaster at Hawleyville; born in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, October 13, 1819, where he resided until 1844, when he moved to Clinton county, Ohio. In 1856 he came to Page county. The major part of Mr. Thompson’s life has been passed as a farmer. For the last twelve years he has been justice of the peace and notary public. He enlisted August 9, 1862, in company F, twenty-ninth Infantry and served until the close of the war. He was engaged in the battles of Columbia, Little Rock, Helena, Okalona, and Saline River; was transferred to the third Arkansas cavalry with the rank of first lieutenant. Mr. Thompson had charge of the commissary until the close of the war. He was married January 26, 1842, to Miss C. B. Thompson, of Pennsylvania, by whom he had six children, two living, Emma R. and Abraham A.

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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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