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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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SPENCER, JOHN G., farmer, section 27; born October 3, 1835, in Hampshire county, Virginia. When sixteen years of age went with his parents to Adams county, Illinois. In 1856 went to Hancock county, Illinois, engaging in farming. Married Miss Mary A. Huckins, October 7, 1860. The following five years were devoted to farming. He then entered the employment of the government as a bridge carpenter, which occupation he followed for seven months. In 1870 he came to Iowa, settling in Page county. He has one child —adopted— Maggie E. His farm of 240 acres is a model for method and resources.

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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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