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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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DAVISON, GEORGE, farmer, section 23, P. O. College Springs; born in Derby county, Ireland, November 17, 1823. Remained in his native land until 25 years of age, when he came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in July, 1848, engaging in gardening. Came to Page county in March, 1870. Was married to Miss Mary J. McElwin in December, 1850. They are the parents of ten children, of whom six are now living: Joseph, James, Mary, Fanny, Thomas, and Annie. His wife died in November, 1869. In March of the following year he was married to Miss Margaret Fulton. Mr. Davison is a member of the M. E. church and has been since coming to America.

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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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