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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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WHITE, JAMES H., farmer, section 14, owns 140 acres of land P. O. College Springs; born July 27, 1829, in Muskingum county, Ohio. Came to Iowa April, 1863, and located in Clinton county. In October of 1867 came to Page, of which he has since been a continuous resident. In 1864 enlisted in company B, Fifteenth Iowa, and was with Sherman in his “march to the sea.” Was married May 19, 1854, to Miss Elizabeth Campbell, of Guernsey county, Ohio, by whom he has eight children, of whom five are living: Venora A., Clarence C., Horace A., Robert C. and Louisa A. Mr. and Mrs. White have been members of the U. P. faith for thirty years.

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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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