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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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WOODMANSEE, THOMAS, farmer, section 29, P. O. College Springs; born in Ohio, September 22, 1830. He passed 18 years of his life in his native county, but in 1848 came to Iowa, and settled in Lee county. At the end of eight years he went to Lucas county, where he remained one year. In 1857 he came to Page county, of which he has since been a continuous resident, honored and esteemed by all who know him. He was married to Miss M. L. Scoggan, a native of Clay county, Missouri, in 1861, by whom he had two children, one of whom is now living, Charles H. They are members of the Baptist church.

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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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