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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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HILL, JAMES H., farmer, section 13, owns 90 acres of choice land, P. O. Shambaugh; born in Highland county, Ohio, January 16, 1841. Came to Page county in October, 1877, bringing with him his mother and his family. In October, 1861, he enlisted in company F, 60th Ohio Infantry, and served in Virginia under General Fremont. Was discharged in November, 1862, Re-enlisted in February, 1864 in company H, 1st Ohio cavalry. Mr. Hill was in numerous battles and skirmishes, in every one of which he acquitted himself as a soldier and a brave man. Was finally discharged at Hilton Head, South Carolina, September 13, 1865. Mr. Hill was married December 31, 1868, to Miss Emma Morledge, of Clarinda, Iowa, by whom he has six children, four of whom are now living: Charlie T., William R., Mamie M. and Edward.

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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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