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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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McCULLOUGH, GEORGE, farmer, section 26, P. O. College Springs; owner of 482 acres of land. Born in Chester District, South Carolina, July 3, 1826. Moved with his father’s family in October, 1830, to Scott county, Indiana. Came to Page county in 1858, bringing besides his own family his parents. Was married October 15, 1850, to Miss Sarah A. McKee, at her home in Preble county, Ohio. They are the parents of nine children, of whom eight are living: John M., Margaret I., George A., Nannie J., Martha E., James W., Joseph, and Mary. During the war Mr. McCullough was orderly sergeant of a company of volunteer militia. He was elected justice of the peace in 1861, serving for fifteen years in succession—a record of which he may well be proud. He is a member of the United Presbyterian church and a ruling elder of the same.

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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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