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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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JONES, G. R., farmer, section 3, P. O. Essex; born in Steuben county, New York, in 1835, where he lived ten years. He moved to Indiana in 1845, and to Minnesota in 1861; he came to Iowa in 1864. He is the owner of 190 acres of fine improved land. In 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss C. J. Woten, of Indiana. They have had five children, two now dead. The names of those living are: Cora, Leroy, and Mary. His father, L J. Jones, came to Franklin Grove, Iowa, in 1866, where he was postmaster for some years, and where he now lives honored and respected by all.

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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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