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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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BLAIR, MARTIN G., P. O. Blanchard; born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, August 7, 1831. When he was still a child his parents moved to Carroll county, Ohio, and in 1840 to Logan county, same state. In 1861 moved to Indiana, and engaged in the manufacture of doors and sash. Came to Page county in 1870, locating at Braddyville. In 1879 came to Blanchard, engaging in the mercantile and livery business. Was married to Sarah A. Gobly, October 8, 1857, who died February 19, 1858. Married February 21, 1859, to M. J. Potter, by whom he had two children: Ellen P. and Minnie Belle. This wife died June 19, 1875. In March, 1876, he was married to Miss L. J. Wiggins, by whom he has one child: Freddie M. Owns a fine town property and two good farms.

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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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