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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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BEAM, ISAIAH, farmer, born September 4, 1826, in Jackson county, Ohio. At the age of twenty-one years he went to Canton, Illinois. In the year 1839 he moved to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where he resided for twenty-five years. Then moved to Wayne county, Iowa, and remained there one year. In March, 1865, he moved to Manti, Fremont county, Iowa, and in November of the same year moved to his present residence in Morton township. Was married to Miss Kate Temple, January 13, 1856. They have seven children: Cora D., Laura, George, Bessie, DeWitt, Harry and Ethel. Have lost three: Baxter, Edgar and Ernest. Mr. Beam has held office in his township ever since its organization.

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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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