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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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McLARMAN, WILLIAM, farmer and stock-dealer, section 9, P. O. College Springs; born in Antrim county, Ireland, March 25, 1825. Learned the trade of a linen-finisher, and mechanic. In August, 1847, was married to Miss Jane Mehaffey, a native of Antrim county, Ireland. They are the parents of six children: Hugh, Maggie, William, Sarah J., George and Annie. Came to America in 1857, settling on his present farm in July of that year. He has also been interested, to a large extent, in the growth of the township and county. He is a man of industry and great perseverance; of integrity and singleness of character. Himself and wife are members of the United Presbyterian church.

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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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