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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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MULKINS, SAMUEL H., farmer; born in Delaware county, Indiana, April 14, 1829, at which place he remained with his parents until twenty-one years of age. He removed to Iowa in October, 1859. Was married to Miss Sarah A. Brothers on February 14, 1849. Twelve children were the result of this union, seven of whom are now living: Elizabeth J., David G., E. C., Merritt L., Sarah A. S., Monroe R. and Isaac T. Mr. Mulkins was at first very much dissatisfied with Iowa, but after giving the soil of Page county a fair trial has concluded that there is none other equal to it. In addition to the old farm of 249 ½ acres, he has recently purchased another 240 acres; both well improved.

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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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