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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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BEBOUT, PETER, farmer, section 13, P. O. Siam, Taylor county; born December 27, 1825, in Crawford county, Ohio. Came to Page county in the summer of 1854. He has held numerous township offices, serving almost constantly in one capacity or another. He has been justice of the peace, school treasurer, and school director, among others. Was married in September, 1852, to Miss Elizabeth Ridgely, of Crawford county, Ohio. They have eight children living: Hannah, Sarah, Oniska, Melissa, Ida May, Ida Bell, Ioma, and George; four are dead. This wife died in the fall of 1872. He was married in 1873 to Mary A. Crain, by whom he has two children living: Eva and Abram O., and two deceased. His farm is a very large one of 560 acres.

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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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