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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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ROWLEY, SAMUEL, farmer, P. O. Clarinda; born in Northampton, England, June, 14, 1833. When eighteen years of age came to the United States, landing at New York City on the first of May. From that city he went to Syracuse, New York, making a brief stay; thence went to Wood county, Ohio, remaining until the spring of 1852, when he became a resident of Toledo, Ohio. Was married November 18, 1859, to Miss Matilda Kesler. Came to Iowa, settling on present farm in 1865. They now own a fine farm of 210 acres with brick dwelling and fine outbuildings.

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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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