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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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MORRIS, T. S., farmer and barbed wire manufacturer, P. O. Clarinda; born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1820. When he was eleven years of age his parents moved to Zanesville, Ohio. He there attained his majority, receiving a common school education. When thirty-five years of age he came to Mahaska county, Iowa, remaining ten years, at the end of which time he removed to Illinois, to again return to Iowa, and locate in Tarkio township in 1870. He owns 160 acres of fine land in that township. Was married in 1842, to Miss Mary Ross, a native of Pennsylvania, by whom he has seven children, three living: Jennie M. (wife of J. P. Cook), Charles F. and Rosa R. Two were lost in the army: Thomas (killed at Jackson, Mississippi), and Albert (died in hospital, at St. Louis.) In religion, Presbyterian.

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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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