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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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BLACK, JAMES C., P. O. Clarinda, farmer and stock raiser, section 35, and owner of 200 acres of land, especially fitted for his business; born in 1831 in Butler county, Pennsylvania, in which county he attained his majority, and lived there until 1852. In that year he settled in Hancock county, Illinois, where he lived until 1867, when he come to this county. He was married in 1858 to Miss M. J. Graham, a native of Adams county, Ohio. They have a family of five children living: William M., Robert G., Elmer E., James P., Edwin A., and an infant deceased. They are members of the United Presbyterian church. Mr. B. served his country in the late war, in the 42d Illinois volunteer infantry, fourteen months, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. We are indebted to Mr. B. for kind treatment and information relative to the early history of this township.

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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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