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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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COX, E. B., farmer, section 23, P. O. Shenandoah; was born in Ross county, Ohio, October 12, 1844. At the age of eight years his parents moved to Stark county, Illinois. At the age of eighteen he enlisted in company E, 112th Illinois infantry, for three years. Participated in the battles of Knoxville, Atlanta, Utoy Creek, Campbell’s Station, Kelley’s Ford, Beam’s Station, Ressaca, Franklin, Nashville, Fort Anderson and Wilmington. Was mustered out June 20, 1865. Returned to Stark county, Illinois, and was married July 3, 1869, to Miss Eliza G. Eastman, of that county. Moved to Page county, Iowa, in the spring of 1871, buying 160 acres of land, which he has under a high state of cultivation. Has ten acres of beautiful grove surrounding his house; has walnut and chestnut trees bearing plentifully which he raised from seed. Has as fine an orchard as there is in the county. He is the father of five children, four of whom are now living: M. H., Jesse, Albert, Nora and Oliver.

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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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