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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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DAMEWOOD, F. A., deputy sheriff of Page county, P. O. Clarinda; born August 17, 1845, in Knox county, Tennessee. At the age of two years his parents moved to Du Bois county, Indiana. In 1857 he removed with his parents to Iowa and located in Taylor county. Two years later they moved to this county, locating in Nebraska township. Here young Damewood grew to manhood and was educated in the common schools of the county. He enlisted August 27, 1861, in company A, 4th Iowa cavalry and served to August 27, 1865. He was in all the engagements in which his regiment participated. After his discharge he attended school about two years at Hawleyville, then taught school in winter and farmed in the summer for about ten years. He was appointed deputy sheriff in 1876, under his father, Isaac Damewood. He was reappointed by Mr. Johnson, who succeeded his father. His long continuance in the office is a sufficient index as to his ability. As a business man he is competent and energetic. He was married July 11, 1867 to Miss Eliza A. Thompson, a native of Indiana. By this union they have had three children: Charles E., Emmert E., living, and one deceased.

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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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