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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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BROWN, JAMES L., recorder of Page county, P. O. Clarinda; born October 10, 1845, in Adams county, O. At the age of about two years his parents moved to Highland county. There he grew to manhood on a farm. In 1865 he came with his parents to Iowa and settled in Adams county, and in 1866 he came to this county, and farmed for one year. He then moved to Clarinda and clerked for J. R. Hinchman in a clothing store for about one year, then clerked for Patten & West until 1869, when he went to work for Loranz & Son, where he remained until 1870, at which time he engaged in the boot and shoe business on his own account. He continued in that business until 1873 when he clerked a while for J. D. Hawley. In 1874, he was elected county recorder, which office he now holds with great credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. He is the nominee of his party for re-election this fall and will no doubt, as usual, be elected by an overwhelming majority. He is a man highly respected by all acquainted with him. He was married November 2, 1871, to Miss Boyle, a native of Pennsylvania. They have three children: Edith M., Mary E. and Lewis, all living. He was not in the army on account of being under size.

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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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