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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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BENNETT, J. H. W., lumber merchant, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Montgomery county, Maryland, February 26, 1829. When four years of age went with his parents to Mary county, same state, in which he lived until nineteen years of age. He changed his residence several times to various points in Maryland and Virginia, but in 1855 in the month of August, went to Dixon, Illinois. In the fall of 1879 came to his present home. From 1848 to ‘70 followed the trade of carpentry. In 1862 entered the service of the United States, serving in the “marine artillery.” At the end of five months was mustered out, when he entered the quarter-master’s department, remaining until the close of the war. Was married August 10, 1862 to Miss Mary H., a native of Maryland. They are the parents of two children: Gracie and Mary.

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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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