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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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MORELAND, WM. G., farmer and stock raiser, section 14, P. O. Clarinda, owns 175 acres of land, in a high state of cultivation; born January 14, 1821, in Grundy county, Ohio. When ten years of age his parents moved to Randolph county, Illinois, where the subject of this sketch grew to manhood a farmer’s son, and lived until 1851, when he turned his course westward, and settled in Louisa county, Iowa, where he remained until 1854; thence to Des Moines county, Iowa, remaining there until the spring of 1856, when he settled on his present farm. He was married in Madison county, Iowa, in 1855, to Miss D. J. Newton, a native of Ohio, born January 21, 1834. They have a family of ten children: Harriet G., Ada M., Martha J.; Phoebe E., Jesse M., Flora, James N., William M., Emma and Arthur are living; and Mary E., deceased. They are members of the Reformed 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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