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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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WILFLEY, DAVID, farmer; born in Galoway county, Missouri, August 9, 1824. He moved with his parents in 1838 to Buchanan county, Missouri, and remained with them until he was 24 years of age. Married Martha Anderson in 1858 and settled on a farm in Buchanan county. He is the father of six children, all living: Martha, John, Emma, Thomas, James and Robert. Came to Page county in 1861, but returned to Missouri the year following. In 1863 he returned to Page county and bought a farm on which he has resided ever since. Mr. Wilfley’s is one of the oldest farms in Page county, and embraces a magnificent orchard and vineyard.

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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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