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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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MILLER, R. C., farmer, section 29, P. O. Tarkio; born June 25, 1838, in Anderson county, Tennessee. Was there raised and educated in the common school. Came with his parents to Iowa in 1854. Mr. Miller located on his present farm in 1869. He enlisted in company F, First Nebraska infantry, June 17, 1861. Was in the battles of Shiloh, Port Jackson and other skirmishes. Was honorably discharged November 10, 1864. Was married August 16, 1860, to Miss J. E. McDonald, by whom he has three children: Revel E., Nellie E. and Maud M. He owns a fine farm, and has it under excellent management.

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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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