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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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WILLIAMS, DR. JAMES G., physician and surgeon, P. O. Braddyville; born July 12, 1830 in Pickaway county, O. In 1839 moved to Fulton county, Illinois. In 1849 came to Iowa, settling in Keokuk county. Began the study of medicine in 1855, at the same time engaging in the drug business. Began to practice medicine in 1858, which he continued until 1865, when he became a resident of Wapello county. Came to Page county, locating at Braddyville, in 1870, entering upon the practice of his profession. Married Miss Elizabeth P.Hardin in December, 1849, by whom he had seven children, four still living: Mary A., Catharine D., Henry J. and Harvey B. This wife died June 22, 1869. Married Francis M. Comstock, March 20, 1870. Dr. Williams is a very successful practitioner, and highly esteemed as a man and a citizen.

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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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