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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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MART, WILLIAM, P. O. Shenandoah; was born August 30, 1843, near Cuba, Clinton county, Ohio. He resided there with his parents until August 1, 1861, when he enlisted in company H, of the Thirty-ninth Ohio Infantry Volunteers; served until August 12, 1864, and participated in the battles as follows: New Madrid, Missouri, Island No. 10, and the capture of five thousand prisoners ten miles below that place; then to Fort Pillow, Pittsburg Landing, capture of Corinth, and then made a ten days’ march on three days rations, and took part in the battle of Parker’s Cross-roads; then to Iuka; then in the second battle of Corinth and through the siege of Atlanta. During the siege he was laying on the ground, when a ball buried itself under him. After he was discharged he returned home, staying there one year. Was married September 14, 1865, to Miss Louisa Thatcher, of Clinton county, Ohio. In 1866 he moved to Knox county, Illinois, and stayed there six months. Then moved to Clarke county, Iowa, remaining one year, when he moved Taylor county, Iowa, where he lived four years. He then moved to Grant township, Page county, Iowa, where he has since lived. He has five children living: Albert W., Alice J., William, Milly V., Clinton, and one child that died when an infant. He is a man of good judgment, and is well-respected by everybody.

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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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