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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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McCAIN, S. E., farmer, section 9; born in Clarion county, Pennsylvania, in the year 1812, in which county he resided until 1868, when he came to Page county, Iowa. Was married January 11, 1837, to Miss Nancy Cooper. This wife dying, he married Mrs. Louisa Dougherty, October 18, 1868. He is the father of six children—four by his first wife, and two by the present Mrs. McCain: Elizabeth C., A. H., Thomas C., James N., Mary A. and Samuel P., all, save the two last named being residents of Pennsylvania.

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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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