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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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STANTON, FRANKLIN, farmer, section 27, P. O. Shenandoah; was born in Rochester, Peoria county, Illinois, February 8, 1841, and moved to Galva, Illinois, in 1854, and back to Rochester in 1860. Enlisted in August, 1862, in the Seventy-seventh Illinois infantry, for three years. Participated in the battles of Vicksburg, Jackson, Mississippi, and Red River. Was taken prisoner at Red River and was held at Camp Tyler, Texas, thirteen months and nineteen days; was paroled and sent to the mouth of Red River and thence to New Orleans, and then to St. Louis and to Springfield, Illinois, where he was mustered out July 20, 1865, and returned to Galva, Illinois, where he married Miss Ellen L. Riggen, of that place. They are the parents of three children: Freddie S., deceased, and Lillian C. and Gracie A., living. Moved to Jersey, Stark county, Illinois, in 1867, and moved to Page county in the spring of 1872, where he now resides, owning eighty acres of good land and cozy buildings with beautiful surroundings.

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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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