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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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McLAIN, WILLIAM, farmer and stock-raiser, section 16, P. O. College Springs; born in Ireland, in February, 1821, in Antrim county. His education was received in his native country. Immigrated in the spring of 1845, settling in Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, remaining for two years. He then moved to Montgomery county, residing there until 1857, when he came to Iowa, and to Page county. Was married in Ireland in the spring of 1845, to Miss Rachael Clark. They are the parents of seven children: Samuel C., William, Thomas, James F., Isaac, Robert J., and Joseph W. They are members of the United Presbyterian church, and Mr. McLain is at present treasurer of the school board. His fine farm of 509 acres is all under cultivation.

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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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