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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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LAUGHLIN, J. G., farmer and pomologist, section 7, P. O. College Springs; born in Anderson county, North Carolina, in 1805. When still a child his parents moved to Brown county, Ohio. In 1819 his parents moved to Bond county, Illinois, where they remained ten years; thence they moved to Putnam county, same state, in which county the subject of this sketch lived for twenty-nine years. In the fall of 1858 he came to this county and settled on the farm he now owns. He was married in 1829, October 1, to Miss Ruth Russell, a native of Ohio, by whom he is the father of three children: William R. and James B., living, and John J., deceased. The last named was a member of company K, Fourth Iowa Infantry. Died at Halance hospital December 14, 1862. His remains now rest at Rolla, Tennessee, in the national cemetery. As a fruit grower Mr. L. has been most successful, and has been instrumental in securing to the people of this county some of the best varieties of fruit to be found in the whole state of Iowa. He commenced the nursery business at an early day, and to him the county is indebted for whatever advance it has made in this direction.

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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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