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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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DAVEY, J., farmer, section 26, P. O. Bingham; was born in Conwell, England, August 13, 1846. At the age of three years his parents moved to Wayne county, Pennsylvania. In 1863 came to Linn county, Iowa, and made one trip back to Pennsylvania, and moved to Page county, Iowa, in the fall of 1871. Was married to Miss Elbina Pierce, of Linn county, Iowa, January 8, 1868. Are the parents of two children: Willie R. and Harry E. Owns eighty acres of land, well improved, orchard bearing fruit, and a new house surrounded by forest trees. Lives one-half mile from Bingham Station. Holds the office of school director and road supervisor.

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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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