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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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McMICHAEL, P. O. Coin; born in Muskingum county, Ohio, July 12, 1829. Was raised on the homestead, and in the spring of 1864 moved to Andrew county, Missouri, where he resided four years. In November, 1867, he came to Lincoln township, Page county, Iowa, and first settled on a farm. At the location of Coin he purchased property and removed to that place, where he now resides. He was married in 1850 to Rachel Roy, who was born in Alleghany county, Pennsylvania, September 20, 1830. Mr. and Mrs. McMichael are the parents of eight children: J. L., A. R., Sarah E., Maggie E. Mary E., Louisa, J. W. and C. W.; all living, four of whom are at home. Mr. M. has been a farmer nearly all his life. Is now in partnership with his son, in the livery business in Coin. He has served as justice of the peace for twelve years. Owns several lots in Coin with good improvements thereon. Is one of the working members of the Methodist church, and has been instrumental, with others, in the erection of a fine church building.

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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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