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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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McKEE, WILLIAM, farmer, section 24, 191 acres, P. O. Braddyville; born in Todd county, Kentucky, June 29, 1819. Ten years later moved with his father’s family to Preble county, Ohio. In 1847 moved to Scott county, Indiana, and in 1864 came to Page. He was married in Scott county, Indiana, on the 2d of March, to Miss Martha Murphy, by whom he had seven children: John, Jennett, James M., George W., Matthew G., Nannie C. and Samuel K. This wife died June 30, 1862. He was married to Eliza Hall, June 30, 1863, by whom he became the father of six children: Flora J., Frank, Maggie, Joseph H., Mollie E., and Martha A. For more than 40 years he has been a consistent member of the United Presbyterian church. Is a most successful farmer, and a genial whole-souled gentleman, respected and venerated by all who know him.

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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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