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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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BOYLAN, T. C., farmer, section 30, P. O. Coin; born in Muskingum county, Ohio, September 13, 1840, remaining until 1858, when he moved to Knox county, Ill. In 1871 he came to Page county, where he now resides. Entered the army in the fall of 1862, enlisting in company C, 78th Regiment Illinois infantry, and was mustered out at the close of the war, having rendered gallant service in his country’s cause. Was captured by the celebrated Morgan, in 1862, by whom he was paroled. Was married to Miss Martha A. Reinhart, February 1, 1866. They are the parents of five children: Don Carlos, William O., Walter, Everetta and Letta — the last being twins.

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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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