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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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BADHAM, J. R., P. O. Shenandoah; born in Worcestershire, England, September 9, 1841. Came with his parents to the United States in 1844, with whom he settled in Hancock county, Illinois. After a single year’s residence he moved to Iowa, locating on the present site of Council Bluffs, remaining for about fifteen months. His next place of extended residence was in Mills county, where he remained for twelve years. He then started out in life for himself, going to Manti, Fremont county, where he remained for seven years, at which time he came to Shenandoah, of which place he has since been a continuous resident. Was married to Eliza C. Fisher, January 16, 1864. They have had five children, four of whom are now living: Mary C., Frank C., Willard E. and Byron J.

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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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