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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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HENRY, THOMAS, farmer, section 23, 218 acres of land, P. O. Braddyville; born in county Down, Ireland in December, 1827. In 1853 came to America, locating in Boone county, Indiana, and six years later in 1859, moving to Johnson county, Kansas. In 1861 came to Page county, of which he has since been a continuous resident. Was married December 5, 1854, to Miss Rachael E. McIntosh, by whom he is the father of thirteen children, all but four now living: John, Thomas, William, Annie E., Andrew J., Robert, Sarah, Rebecca J. and Maggie M. Mr. Henry has been a member of the United Presbyterian church for 13 years. He enjoys the esteem and confidence of his neighbors, as it is fit a man of strict integrity of motive and act should.

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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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