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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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CREE, ROBERT, farmer, section 1, P. O. Clarinda; born in Warren county, Ohio, February 28, 1826. Lived in that county until 1859; went thence to Henry county, Illinois, and moved to Page county in the spring of 1867, purchasing and improving 141 acres of excellent farming land. Mr. Cree was married to Miss Mary E. Piper, of Franklin county, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1862. They are the parents of five children, three of whom are living: Anna May, Robert D. and Olepha E. Mr. Cree is deeply interested in the common schools of his township, and is at present one of the board of directors. His worth as a man and bearing as a gentleman have won for him the unlimited confidence of his fellows.

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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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