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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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HARDEE, WILLIAM, farmer, section 1, P. O. Siam; born May 2, 1815, in Bourbon county, Kentucky. When very young went with his parents to Preble county, Ohio, remaining four years. In February, 1836, moved to Montgomery county, Indiana, and in March, 1842, came to Page county, locating where he now resides. He is, therefore, one of the very oldest settlers in the county. He has held a number of township offices, and was one of the first judges ever elected in the county. His connection with the county’s early history is fully given in the body of this work. He was married to Elizabeth A. Farley, August 11, 1836. They are the parents of twelve children, eight of whom are now living: Theressa Ann, Oliver P., Clarissa J., Rebecca E., William D., Sylvester N., Francis E., and Ezra P. He is an honored member of the masonic order.

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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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