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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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KELLEY, WILLIAM, farmer, section 19, P. O. Hepburn; born August 23, 1849, in Adams county, Ohio, where he grew to manhood, receiving a common school education. Came from Ohio to Page county in 1875, and has since been a continuous resident. Was married to Mrs. B. A. Robbins, originally Miss Smith, the mother of four children by her first husband: L. Lincoln, Elizabeth, Jane and Ransom. Mr. Kelley was born and bred a farmer, and has followed that occupation all his life, with what success his present fine farm attests.

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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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