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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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SCOTT, R. W., harness-maker and saddler, P. O. Clarinda; born February 1, 1825, in Hamilton county, Pennsylvania. In 1827 his parents came to Crawford county, Ohio, where he grew to manhood on a farm. At the age of twenty-one years he began to learn his trade with Fredrick Beckle, of Bucyrus, Ohio, which business he has since followed. He came to Iowa in 1856, locating in Taylor county, and one year later moved to Nodaway county, Missouri. In 1860 he came to Clarinda and went to work at his trade, and has continued ever since. He now carries a heavy stock of harness, saddlery, trunks and everything in his line. He was married in November, 1852, to Miss Sarah Bebout, a native of Ohio. They are the parents of two children: Herbert H. and Estella E., (wife of Harry Bidwell, of Clarinda).

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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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