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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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WASSON, MIRIAM E., farmer, section 16, P. O. Hepburn; born in Clinton county, Ohio, in 1830. She here matured, receiving a common school education. She came to Page county with her brother, Ezra Quimby, in December, 1853, making her home with her mother near Hawleyville, until her marriage with Peter Beaver in 1855, by whom she had six children: Charles V., Sarah J., Eliza A. and Sylvia B., and two deceased. This husband died in October, 1865. On February 1, 1869, she was married to Thomas Wasson, by whom she has three children, one of whom is living, Louis L. Mr. Wasson, was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, October 6, 1815, when he was ten years of age went with his parents to Indiana. In 1856 he went to Livingston county, Missouri. He was first married in October, 1836, by which marriage he became the father of fifteen children.

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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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