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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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INGRAHAM, ROBERT, coal dealer; born in Waynesburg, Green county, Pennsylvania, September 27, 1821, where he resided until 1852. He then moved to Peoria, Illinois, remaining but a short time, when he came to Iowa, locating in Adams county. In the spring of 1854 he moved to Hancock county, Illinois. During two years of his stay in Illinois, 1854 to 1873, he was sheriff of his county. In 1873 he came to Shenandoah and engaged in his present business. He was married in 1844, to Miss Maria Gregg, a native of Green county, Pennsylvania. They are the parents of eleven children: Sarah A., Ruth C., now (Mrs. C. A. Berry,) Agnes, (now Mrs. O. Gittings,) Jane, William, Aaron, Maria, (now Mrs. W. A. Barlow,) and three deceased.

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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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