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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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REID, HENRY, farmer, P. O. Bingham; born in Monmouth county, New Jersey, November 29, 1826. At the age of eleven years his parents moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he lived until the fall of 1857, when he emigrated to Muscatine county, Iowa, remaining until the spring of 1870. He then moved to Harrison county, Missouri, and lived there until 1873. He then moved back to Iowa, and settled in Morton township, Page county. Was married to Miss Sarah E. Riplogle, February 28, 1854. Mrs. Reid was born May 12, 1832, near Dayton. They have eleven children: John H., Nancy J., Laura B., Charles I., Joseph H., Wm. R., George S., Sarah E., Schuyler C., Eliza M., Lola A., and one deceased.

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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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