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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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DYSART, W. B., farmer, section 23, P. O. Clarinda; was born in Belmont county, Ohio, June 14, 1838, and lived there until he moved Washington county, Iowa, in the spring of 1870. Lived there four years, and then rented his farm for two years. From there he moved to Page county, Iowa, in the spring of 1876, where he has since resided. He was married to Miss Jennie More, a native of Belmont county, Ohio, February 2, 1870. She died October 16, 1874, leaving two children: Anna E. and John C. Mr. Dysart was married the second time June 14, 1876, at College Springs, Iowa, to Miss Elenore Simpson, a native of Pennsylvania. They are the parents of two children; Boyd, deceased, and Thomas McBride, living. He owns 160 acres of well-improved land. Mustered into service in fall of 1861, in company E. Fifteenth Ohio infantry, and served two years.

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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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