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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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BEAVERS, SELDON, farmer, section 22, owns 240 acres, P. O. Hepburn; born November 10, 1819, in Highland county, Ohio. His education was limited to that obtainable from the common schools. He came to Iowa in 1853, locating where he now resides. He is a man of strict integrity, of uncompromising political faith—having always voted the Democratic ticket since the existence of the party—and enjoys the highest esteem of his friends and neighbors. Has been honored with the trust of several township offices, and is now one of its trustees. Was married November 1, 1840, to Miss Rachel W. Spargus, a native of Highland county, Ohio. They are the parents of seven children: Rhoda (wife of Samuel Rodenbaugh of Kansas), Calvin S., Sallie (wife of H. Lovelace of Kansas), James, Lydia M. (wife of Amos Beaver), Delilah (wife of W. Epperson), and Mary A. (wife of Thomas Epperson).

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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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