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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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POLSLEY, DANIEL, grocer, P. O. Coin; was born in Henry county, Indiana, April 8, 1836. At the age of seventeen removed with his parents to Des Moines, Iowa, remained one year, and in March, 1854, came to Page county, settled at Clarinda and engaged in mercantile pursuits; was a member of the firm of Miller & Polsley from 1868 to ‘70. From there he went to Tarkio township and gave his attention to farming. In July, 1862, he enlisted in the army, where he served three years. Was in the engagements at Vicksburg, Port Gibson, Black River Bridge, Milliken’s Bend, Champion Hill and others. At the close of the war he removed his residence in Page county and again engaged in farming and shipping; in 1880, he removed to Coin and engaged in the grocery business in which he now has a good trade. Owns lots in the north part of the town with good improvements. Has been one of the substantial citizens in the improvement of Page county. Has, at different times, held all the township offices. Was married to Sarah Loy in 1860. They have six children, all at home: Pauline, Lucien, Arlan, Jesse, Emery and Mertie.

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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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