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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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SHAW, L. R., section 31., P. O. Coin; born in Perry county, Ohio, August 24, 1845. Remained at home on a farm until sixteen years of age, when he enlisted at Rehoboth, Ohio. Was in the engagements at Manchester, Virginia, Post Republic, Morris’ Island, siege of Fort Wagoner, Petersburg, Virginia, Walthall Junction, Deep Bottom, Chaffin’s Bluff, Five Forks, and others. Was mustered out at City Point, August 23, 1865. He returned to Perry county, Ohio, and engaged in farming, and in the following November was married to Sarah J. Lower, of Perry county, Ohio. In March, 1866, came with his family to McDonough county, Illinois, and engaged in farming for nine years. In 1875 came to Page county, and settled on the northeast quarter of section 31, in Lincoln township, where he now resides. His farm is in a fine state of cultivation. They are the parents of five children: Lemer, Wm. B., Ellen N., Ina M. and John H.

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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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