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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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BEDFORD, MARK G., farmer, section 30, P. O. Walkerville; born April 20, 1839, in the parish of Lincolnshire, England. Remained with his parents until twenty-one years old. Was then married to Miss Annie Franks. In the same year emigrated to the United States and located in Wisconsin, where his wife died in 1871. In 1875 he came to his present location in Washington township. In 1878 was again married to Miss Medea Shaffer. Mr. Bedford has never had the benefits of an education, nevertheless is an intelligent man and respected by all who know him.

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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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