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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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DENNIS, MILTON F., lumber and coal dealer, P. O. Braddyville; born May 16, 1825, in Columbiana county, Ohio. In 1836 moved with his parents to West Virginia, and in 1844 moved to Johnson county, Iowa. Remained there until 1875, engaged in farming, when he moved to Shelby county, Iowa. In the spring of 1878 moved to Taylor county, following the same occupation. In 1880 came to Page county, engaging in the lumber trade, for which he had been fitted through his extended experience as a sawyer. Married March 3, 1846, to Eliza J. Crawford, by whom he had eleven children, ten of whom are living: Azelia A., Adelia E., Francis U., Josephine A., Almirina, Belle, Frank, George, Wallace B. and George E.

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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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