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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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MAXWELL, WILLIAM C., farmer, section 5, P. O. Coin; born in Schenectady, N. Y., March 27, 1824. When seven years old he went to Chautauqua county, same state, where he resided four years. In 1839 he moved to Alleghany county, New York, having previously resided in Erie county, Pennsylvania, four years. In 1854 he went to Peoria county, Illinois, locating at Elmwood, and engaging in the milling business, in which he remained until 1878. He came to Page county in 1873. He owns a grand farm of 118 acres. Was married to Miss Ann M. Carroll, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1846. They have six children: Cyrus H., Theresa E., Wm. Carroll, Alfred M., Lillie and Elizabeth; and three deceased.

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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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