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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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WALKER, JOHN T., farmer, section 25, P. O. Hopkins, Missouri; born in Essex county, New Jersey, May 10, 1823. Moved from New Jersey in childhood, going with his parents to Ohio. Came to Lee county, Iowa, in 1835 or 1836. In 1853 came to Mahaska county, and in 1865 came to Page county. Enlisted in March, 1862, in company C, 4th regiment Missouri volunteers. After a service of 27 months was discharged on account of ill-health. Was married March 23, 1845, to Miss Lydia A. Jeffers, of Lee county, Iowa. They have three children: William R., John T., and George H. Mr. Walker is a member of the A. F. & A. M. His farm comprises 206 acres.

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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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