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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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BEEZLEY, J., farmer, section 34, P. O. Clarinda; was born in Fulton county, Illinois, January 24, 1836, and moved to Clark county, Missouri, in 1845. Lived there three years and moved to Hancock county, Illinois, and remained there until 1865, then moved to Henderson county, Illinois. Moved to Page county, Iowa, in the fall of 1875 and has lived there ever since. His father, John Beezly was born in Ohio, February 13, 1803 and married to Rachael Miner, a native of Kentucky, September 2, 1830. He died, July 2, 1880, leaving his wife and seven children. The subject of this sketch now lives with his mother on the home place. The farm contains 175 acres and is one of the best stock and grain farms in the county.

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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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