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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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REID, JOSEPH A., farmer, section 19, owns 220 acres, P. O. College Springs; born in Ohio, May 1, 1823. Grew to manhood and was educated in the common schools of that state. In April, 1857, he purchased his present farm, finely improved, and with fine buildings, fruit orchard and all the evidences of frugality and prosperity. Mr. Reid was married April 9, 1852, to Miss Margaret Long, a native of Ohio. They are the parents of seven children, all living: James H., John F., Annie L., Edward H., Julia E., William L. and Jesse W. Mr. Reid has been a resident of the county from a very early day, and has marked with interest its rapid growth. In deed, he has contributed to the same in no small degree. He and his family are members of the United Presbyterian church.

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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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