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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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MORRILL, GEORGE E., farmer, section 32; born December 23, 1840, near Dexter, Maine. In the year 1855 his parents moved to Marshall county, Illinois, where they both died and he was left to light his own battles in life. In August, 1861, he enlisted in the war of the rebellion and served three years. He participated in the battles of Perryville, Chicamauga, Atlanta and in Sherman’s march to the sea. He returned to Marshall county, Illinois, where he was married to Miss Isabel Shaw, September 17, 1865. In the year 1870 he came to this county and settled in Washington township and remained eight years, when he moved to Morton township, where he now resides. A man esteemed by all, an honorable, upright person.

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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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