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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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MOFFITT, HUGH, farmer, section 24, P. O. Villisca, Iowa; was born in North Carolina, December 4, 1821, where he was raised on a farm by Quaker parents. He was married to Miss Sarah M. Crovan of the same state, by which union they have ten children, living: Elizabeth L., Isaiah Q., Thomas J., Nancy R., Sarah M., John H., George W., Minerva E. and Emma E. Deceased: Prudence E., Rebecca J., and Mary L. William R. and Isaiah D. are married, and reside in the south east part of Kan. Elizabeth L. Dunn, a married daughter, lives in the north east part of Kansas. The balance of the family live in Iowa. Mr. Moffitt with his family emigrated to Iowa in 1854. Located in Pottawatomie county where he resided until the spring of 1856, when he located his present farm, which is highly improved, consisting of 294 acres, with large orchard. His daughters Elizabeth and Nancy R., also sons William R., Isaiah D. and Thomas J., are married. He descended from English parentage, who were among the early colonists. J. H. Moffitt, his son, a young man of prepossessing, industrial habits, and enterprising traits of character, aids materially in the management of the home farm.

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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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