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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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TAGGART, JAMES, farmer and stock raiser, section 28, P. O. Clarinda; owner of 200 acres of land and one of the best residences in the county, built in 1878. He was born in Ireland in 1834, but has been a resident of America since he was twenty-eight years of age. He settled where he now lives in 1850. He was married in this county in 1863, to Miss Mary Whitehill, a native of Vermont. They have a family of six children living: William, James, Mary J., John and Hattie. They are members of the U. P. church. Mr. T. is a neat farmer, a good neighbor, a kind husband and father. Mrs. T. is one of the kindest of women, ever ready to help her neighbors in sickness or distress, and has done much toward purchasing the homestead.

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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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