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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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STANTON, I. N., farmer and manufacturer of sorghum, P. O. College Springs; born in Ohio, May 17, 1834. In 1850 he, with his mother, moved to Lee county, Iowa, remaining two years. He then went to Appanoose county, remaining until 1879, when he came to Page, locating where he now resides. Married July 10, 1856, to Elizabeth Elliott, a native of Pennsylvania, by whom he had three children, Mila, Jessie and Mabel. This wife died July 27, 1863. He was again married February 16, 1867, to Eleanor Elliott, a native of Pennsylvania. By this union they have seven children, Edward, Asa, Elizabeth, Olive, Joseph, Charity and Eleanor. Manufactures sorghum on a large scale. A genial and estimable man.

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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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