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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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McNUTT, JOHN, farmer and stock dealer, section 15, P. O. Clarinda; born in Preble county, Ohio, in 1824, and resided there until 1854. He then came to this county, and has since resided here, except the year 1858, which he spent in Nebraska. He was married in Ohio in 1852 to Miss Livina Rager. She was also a native of Ohio. They have had nine children, of whom seven are living: Eli, Mary E., Henry, Franklin, Rhoda and Lovila. Levina and William are deceased. Mr. M. is one of the pioneer settlers of this county, and in his younger days was very fond of hunting and fishing, having chased the wolf and the deer over the prairies of this county when but few white men were to be seen. He improved seven farms in this county before he found one that just suited him. His present farm is a good one, being well watered and fitted for stock raising. He is the owner of 392 acres of land, mostly under cultivation.

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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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