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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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VARDAMAN, F. M., farmer, section 16, P. O. Shambaugh; born December 22, 1844, in Jefferson county, Iowa. When seven years of age he moved with his parents to Benton county, Iowa, remaining two years. He moved to Keokuk, Iowa, and in 1855 came to Taylor county. In 1860 went to Missouri, where he remained during the war. On account of his union sentiments he was subjected to many “inconveniences,” and obliged to remain hidden a great portion of the time. Came to Page county in 1864. Was married September 13, 1867, to Miss Mary I. Baker, by whom he has four children: Mary A., E. Annie, Benjamin R., Emma G. Owns 117 ½ acres of land.

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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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