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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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DAUGHERTY, GIDEON M.; born in Orange county, Indiana , February 5, 1816. He was united in the holy bonds of matrimony June 9, 1840, to Elizabeth Mahin. Mr. Daugherty resided in his native state until 1844, when he gathered his household effects together and started with them and family for Iowa, locating in Taylor county. Here they remained one year when they removed to Page county where they resided until 1850, when, with many others, Mr. Daugherty caught the gold fever and made a trip to California, where he remained but a short time, bringing back with him to Iowa an unusual amount of experience. To Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty have been born nine children, eight of whom are living: William S., Samuel, Robert E., Martha E., Peter, Sarah J., deceased, John W., James B., Caroline.

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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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