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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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THOMAS, S. A., farmer, section 12, P. O. Bingham; born December 21, 1842, in Clark county, Ohio. Resided there until June 1, 1862, when he enlisted in company B, Eighty-sixth Ohio Volunteer infantry. Again enlisted February 24, 1864, in the United States navy, Mississippi squadron, and was mustered out March 4. Came to Iowa in 1871. Was married to Miss Sarah E. Marshall, November 30, 1865. They have four children living: Robert N., Phoebe K., Magnolia and Orrin G.

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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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