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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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HENDERSON, JOHN, merchant, of the firm of Henderson Bros. & Cobb, hardware and groceries; born in Pennsylvania, 1840, November 26, where he grew to manhood, a farmer. Enlisted July 4, 1861, in company D, 62d Penn. infantry volunteers, serving for three years. He participated in the battles of Yorktown, Gaines’ Mill, where he was wounded, Fredericksburg, Chambersville, the second battle of Bull’s Run, the battle of Gettysburg, where he was again wounded, in the battle of the Wilderness, again wounded, in North Arm and Coal Harbor. He was honorably discharged at the expiration of his term of service. In the spring of 1865 came to Page county, where he has since resided. He was married 1868 to Miss Mary H. Wright, a native of Illinois, by whom he has two children, one living: Samuel R. Member of the United Presbyterian Church. He has been postmaster since 1878. Is honored and respected as few men are by those whose intimate friend he is.

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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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