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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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MAXWELL, ROBERT, farmer, section 27, P. O. Centre; born in Warren county, Ohio, November 1, 1815; in 1817 moved with his parents to Dearborn county, Indiana, where he attained his majority; in 1840 moved to Morgan county, Indiana, where he remained until 1848, when he became a citizen of Missouri; came to Page county in the spring of 1853. He is one of the oldest settlers in the county, and has not only contributed to, but closely watched all the improvements made. He has served three terms on the board of supervisors, been treasurer of the school board for ten years and was postmaster for nine years. Was married, April 26, 1838, to Miss Charlotte Judd, by whom he had nine children, eight living: Nancy J., Elizabeth, Charlotte, Francis, John W., James W., Albert C. and Charles. Mr. Maxwell is a mason in good standing.

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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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