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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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KING, JAMES K., farmer, section 33, P. O. Tarkio; born June 15, 1831, in Summit county, Pennsylvania, receiving his education in the common school. He learned the carpenter’s and wagon maker’s trade of his father, who was an excellent mechanic. He came to Iowa, fixing upon his present location in 1869. He has held the offices of township auditor for two years, and of justice of the peace for four years. He was married December 18, 1838, to Miss Harriet Lanning, a native of Pennsylvania. They have nine children, six living: Columbia, George W., Bart. H., Lettie, Skiles A. and Jordan.

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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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