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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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McMULLEN, JOHN G., farmer, section 6, P. O. Villisca; born August 27, 1847 in Dark county, Ohio. His parents died when he was two years of age, leaving him in the care of his grandparents, with whom he came to Iowa in 1869. Married in 1869, to Miss Jennie Lytle, a native of Owen county, Indiana. They are the parents of two children: Lulu and Mabel. Has held the office of township trustee for several years, and still retains the same. Owns a stock farm of 117 acres, all devoted to that single object.

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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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