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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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YOUNG, ROBERT, farmer, section 21, P. O. Clarinda; born in Ire land, March 19, 1830. Emigrated to America in 1847. He first settled in Pennsylvania, and came to this county in the fall of 1855, where he has since resided. Was married in this county in 1857, to Miss Sarah G. Whitehill, a native of Vermont. They have a family of six children: Wm. A., Edward N., Thomas R., Robert M., Hugh H. and Mary M. They are members of the U. P. church. He was a member of the Covenanters for a number of years, but being deprived of his right of suffrage in that church, he demanded a letter, and united with the U. P. church. When he came to America he had no means, but had that which was worth more than gold—good health, honesty and industry, and with the help of his good wife, has won for himself and family a good home and a comfortable living. Of late years his health is failing, but he hopes in the near future to be able to again work at his favorite business—that of stock raising and farming. He is the owner of 160 acres of improved land.

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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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