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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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SHORT, JAMES B., farmer, section 14, P. O. Blanchard; born in Putnam county, Illinois, April 15, 1835. He received a more than ordinary education in his native state. Came to Iowa in July, 1856, locating in Page county. Enlisted in company A, 9th Iowa cavalry, July 11, 1863. He served under Generals Sherman, Thomas and Wilson, having been engaged in many of the battles which those celebrated men fought. He entered the service as a private, and was mustered out at the close of the war as quarter-master sergeant. Was married November 7, 1861, to Miss Eugenia Noe. They have four children: Wallace M., William H. Jessie M. and Frank E.

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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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