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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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CAMPBELL, MRS. ELIZABETH A.; was born in the city of New York, May 13, 1823. Her parents came from the north of Ireland. Mrs. Campbell married her husband — Mr. Solomon Campbell — July 12, 1842. Her husband died June 28, 1870 at Newberg-on-the-Hudson, N. Y., leaving his wife to care for a family of seventeen children. The oldest son, John B., now practices medicine in New York; Charlotte E., the wife of the Rev. A. G. Stewart, of Greensborough, New York; of the remaining children, Francis, Samuel, Olivia and Solomon W. are now living at home. The farm contains 240 acres, well watered and for the major part under an excellent system of cultivation.

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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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