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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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NEWTON, S. D., farmer; born September 13, 1838, in Rutlandshire, England. Emigrated to the United States when seventeen years of age and settled in Iowa county, Iowa. Enlisted June 15, 1862, in company C, Tenth regiment Iowa volunteer infantry, and in February, 1864, re-enlisted as a veteran, and participated in the battles of Island No. 10, Corinth, Port Gibson, Iuka, second Corinth, Champion Hill, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge and Goldsborough. At the close of the war he returned home to Tama county, Iowa. In the year 1871 moved to his present location, in Morton township, where he owns 120 acres of 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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